Evolution of Ceramics from Japan

Heavily influenced by the Chinese and Korean, pottery is one of the oldest art forms in Japan. Pottery, porcelain, earthenware and stoneware dates back to the Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

Different parts of the country are famous for certain styles of the craft.

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Mishima Japanese Ceramics

Mishima Japanese Ceramics

Mishima pottery is created by inlaying a slip of contrasting colour into lines incised in leather-hard clay.

Tokoname Japanese Ceramics

Tokoname Japanese Ceramics

A favourite among Japanese ceramic collectors throughout the world, this style of pottery is infinite.

Raku Pottery

Raku Pottery

The process of Raku pottery combines a low-fire process and a red hot kiln with the cooling of the ware outside the kiln

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