Vodpod videos no longer available. The Japanese have one of the longest continuous ceramic cultures in the world, with the earliest ceramics dating to around 10 BC. The popularity of the tea ceremony from the 15th century fostered an aesthetic appreciation of ceramics, especially imported Chinese wares, which became valued as works of art. The strong demand for ceramics resulted in a surge of creativity during the Momoyama period , with thousands of kilns developing their own distinct regional characteristics. High-fired stonewares were central to this tradition. After the Japanese invasions of Korea in and , a number of skilled Korean potters who had learned from the Chinese how to produce fine porcelain, were brought back to Japan.
Modern Japanese Pottery and Porcelain Marks (窯印): OLD IMARI (古伊万里 ) and Antique Imari
Kilns have produced earthenware , pottery , stoneware , glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain , and blue-and-white ware. Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production. Japan is further distinguished by the unusual esteem that ceramics holds within its artistic tradition, owing to the enduring popularity of the tea ceremony. Japanese ceramic history records distinguished many potter names, and some were artist-potters, e. Another characteristically Japanese aspect of the art is the continuing popularity of unglazed high-fired stoneware even after porcelain became popular. Japan transformed and translated the Chinese and Korean prototypes into a uniquely Japanese creation, and the result was distinctly Japanese in character.
Jade Nabeshima Plate - Imari
I would like to contact you for a request. Please write to my email: borao ntu. Although my blog emphasizes "modern", one cannot discuss Japanese ceramics without understanding its past. This sometsuke bowl motif is called Sansui Some-nishiki plates.
The color of the celadon is beautiful. The form of the plate has been designed based on a plum design, considered the most iconic and a standard in Japanese art history. It comes in a stylish wooden box, making it the perfect gift. The export of Japanese ware from the Imari region to the rest of the world began during the latter half of the 17thcentury. For this reason, only genuinely talented craftsmen were chosen to create Nabeshima ware, using undisclosed techniques in secret kilns.