MISHIMA SAKURA KODAI CHAWAN
Ceramic Japanese chawan by Yohei Nakamura
5"w x 3"h
On the inside, this matcha bowl is decorated with the iconic "Mishima technique". The bowl is first glazed, and then inlaid with flower motives by a ceramic stamp. After the the pattern is incised, the potter fills it with paint and covers the bowl once again with transparent glaze.
This inlay technique was mastered in Korea and introduced to Japan by Korean potters probably in the 16th century. The Kōdai, the foot of the bowl, is shaped as a cherry flower.