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"Kabuto" Kougou Incense Box
Japanese kogo incense box


 
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Includes Nerito
Our Price: $30.00
Material: Ceramic
Length: See description.
Width: See description.
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Description
 
Kougou (or kogo) is a small, decorative vessel used to burn incense during a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, at a temple, or in the home.

This kougou is ceramic, hand-built, in the shape of a kabuto - a traditional samurai helmet - covered in a white glaze.

The top fits precisely into the base, which has a smaller scooped out area where the incense would rest. In fact, this kougou still has a small bundle of cedar chips and nerito (rolled incense) sitting in the bottom. The cold nerito has little scent but we don't know how it would be when burned.

See video below for a demonstration of Kodo, the traditional Japanese incense ceremony. It doesn't feature kougou boxes, unfortunately, but it is still worth viewing.

3" x 2.5" x 3"
Japanese Incense Ceremony

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