Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kogo in the shape of a Store House

These little boxes are used to hold incense for the Tea Ceremony. This one is in the form of a Kura, or Japanese store-house. They are usually made by hand and not much more than 5cm. in any dimension. During the Tea Ceremony two of the three small triangular flakes of incense are put onto the charcoal fire to perfume the room. The last piece of incense is left in the box and at a certain point during the ceremony the guest may ask to view and admire the box and its contents. Tomorrow I will post another of my kogo for you to see.

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