Kohiki Chawan by Tsujimura Shiro
Modeled after Korean Yi Dynasty (1392-1910) Punch'ng wares, Kohiki typically refers to an iron-rich clay body covered over with white slip and then a translucent glaze. In Japan, the Kohiki style started with Korean potters and appealed greatly to the busho chajin or warrior-tea men of the late 1500s.
Kohiki is thus a style closely associated with tea. The most famous kohiki chawan (tea bowl) in Japan is named "Matsudaira" and is in the collection of the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo.
Pictured at the top of this page is a Kohiki Chawan by living potter Tsujimura Shiro (1947 - ). His specialty is chawan and it clearly shows in the top-most photo. A thinly applied white slip covers the body and patches of a rusty glaze dot the surface. It is based on old Korean bowls and in particular on the "Matsudaira" chawan mentioned above.
PHOTOS AT RIGHT (Top to Bottom):
Kawakami Kiyomi, Kako Katsumi, Tsujimura Shiro.