Ofuke eight-faceted incense burner (Dealer: minakata antiques) – Utensil of ‘Kodo’ (traditional Japanese incense-smelling ceremony) for emitting fragrance into air by fumigating ‘koboku’ (aromatic tree). “Hearing the fragrance” instead of “Smelling the fragrance”, as an unique preferable expression of the way of Kodo. Eight-faceted (mentori) Ofuke ware incense burner with blue abstractions, made in Mino region in the Edo period (1603-1868). Attached with a high-end silver lid as a custom-made arrangement in recent years.
In fine antique condition, with expected signs of use as koro. Attached with a wooden box.
with lid: approx. W 8.8cm (3.46in), H 9.5cm (3.74in)
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