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Tea Bowl

Ido ware was first made as inexpensive rice bowls in fifteenth-century Korea. When Ido ware was imported to Japan, people started to employ it for the tea ceremony, and Ido tea bowls were highly respected. The attraction of this example is its powerful form, featuring a relatively tall footed base in the shape of a bamboo stem, and its glaze pattern, which resemble the dry skin of an old plum tree.

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