Kohiki ware was brought to Japan from Korea, where it was known as Punch'ong ware. It takes its name from the Japanese for "ground powder," an allusion to the ware's powder-fine glaze. Kohiki ware tea bowls, famous for their deep bodies, were admired by samurai warriors of the late sixteenth century who relished the tea ceremony.
Glazed stoneware, Korean Kohiki style
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Tsujimura Shiro (Japanese, born 1947). Tea Bowl, 2001. Glazed stoneware, Korean Kohiki style, 3 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (7.9 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Koichi Yanagi, 2003.67.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.67.5_transp6313.jpg)
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