Japanese Ceramic Incense Container

Japanese White Glazed Rabbit Inspired Incense Container | Kogo for Tea Ceremony


Age:20th Century

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 1-1/2” dia. x 1-1/2”h

This two piece Kogo is for holding Incense during the Tea Ceremony and specifically made for a child learning about the tea ceremony. This lovely case would be use to hold woodchip or small kneaded incense. It is all white with red dots for expressive eyes and pink ears. The piece has the makers stamp on the bottom.

A Kogo can be made in many shapes and forms. From simple round to various animal shapes, etc. Incense from the Kogo is placed in the charcoal fire to create a nice smell as the Sumi gets hotter and hotter. Usually there are about three pieces in the Kogo incense container but only two are placed in the fire, one near the fire and a second one more distant from the fire to start burning later and have a continuous fragrance in the Chashitsu. 

Vintage Condition: Excellent, “as is”, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted.