Monday, January 6, 2014


Illustrated is a simple Persian blue lidded koro, incense burner by Kato Kenji. Using his trademark design under his classic glaze, the small pot is well articulated by his well practiced and time proven brushwork. The simple, pinwheel inspired cutouts further animate the piece while creating vents for the wafting incense to leave the pot. Though I am sure Kato Kenji made possibly hundreds of these koro, in their simplicity and purpose, they never fail to please the eye.

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