Mino, which followed the tradition of the medieval Seto pottery center, produced fascinating tea bowls with powerful shapes and motifs from the end of the sixteenth century through the seventeenth century. This example, a thickly potted flat bowl, makes effective use of the nezumi (gray) Shino type. The everted rim has been gently stretched in four directions; four semicircular feet have been applied at the four corners of the base. An iron oxide oniita slip was poured across to the inner surface; the area remaining without slip was likened to a mountain and the tree on its slope, the bird in flight, and the plum blossom motifs were created using sgraffito in a rhythmical manner. Stripes and rows of dots are applied to the rim in an irregular manner.