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Gimhae’s Bowl Story

Gaya's earthenware that smells crude
Gaya's earthenware that smells crude. Owned by Gyeongju National Museum.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Regrettable Bowls Gimhae Bowl(Gimhae, the Womb of Unconventional Beauty)

Prior to explaining Joseon Bowl, let¡¯s look at Gaya¡¯s pottery culture briefly.
Gaya introduced new ceramic technology from Nangrang, and had brought about a revolution in the earthenware culture outdoing the then culture of Plain Earthenware.

The nation was the birthplace of the Tile-Type Earthenware; such earthenware is called Gimhae-Style Earthenware.

The Tile-Type Earthenware, which representative high-level earthenware culture, was the motive of the Clay-Type Earthenware used widely in the era of the Three Kingdoms.

The nation was the birthplace of the Tile-Type Earthenware; such earthenware is called Gimhae-Style Earthenware. The Tile-Type Earthenware, which representative high-level earthenware culture, was the motive of the Clay-Type Earthenware used widely in the era of the Three Kingdoms.
Gimhae succeeded to such traditions and had supplied the Grayish Celadon to the Royal Palace, with the name of ¡®Gimhae Jangheunggo,¡¯ in the early years of Joseon (the former name of Korea) Dynasty. Likewise, it is famous for a provincial white porcelain-producing center, as well as it has been recognized as the home of tea bowl in Japan.

Now, let¡¯s look at the story of Gimhae bowl that was gone over to Japan about 400 or 500 years ago and became so famous tea bowl.