Gohon Tea Bowl


Hand crafted tea bowl by Kyoto ceramics artist Iku Murakami.
Gohon (御本手) style earthenware.

Availability: In stock

Product specifications

Tea bowl size: D14.5cm x H7.5cm
Packaging: Paulownia wooden box with inscription by the artisan (*see below for details)


Gohon style pottery was introduced to Japan from Korea in the form of chawan (tea bowls) which were especially popular during the Azuchi-Momoyama (1573-1603) period throughout the early Edo period (1603-1868). The term gohon (lit. the book) refers to the order book in which the Japanese tea masters and daimyo marked the patterns and styles of wares they wished to order from the distant Busan kilns in Korea.


About the artist: Iku Murakami at the Fukuiku Kiln

Iku was born in a mountain village in the northeast of Kyoto called Miyamacho. He used to think that when he’d graduate High School, he’d leave the countryside and live by himself. But his plans changed when he discovered the universal beauty of ceramics. Iku especially fell in love with Korean white porcelain.

Murakami Iku has been working with ceramics for nearly 45 years. Looking back, he doesn’t feel that he was overly fixated on anything. He says that all his works are indicative of the feeling and mood of the moment, influenced by various factors in life such as his approach to aesthetics or overall technical skill.

His approach is to fully immerse himself in the moment and create what flows forth from that energy.

Learn more about Murakami Iku and the variety of his works here: https://fukuikugama.com/about/


(*) Note regarding preparation of shipping and packaging of the set for dispatch.

The tea bowl will be provided with a dedicated wooden box with inscription by the craftsman. From the time your order is placed, we will work on getting the box made, all items properly packaged, and dispatched to you as soon as possible. Please note that duration until shipping may require between 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

Weight1201 g


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