Tobe ware (砥部焼, Tobe-yaki) is a type of Japanese porcelain traditionally from Tobe, Ehime, western Japan. It is of the sometsuke (染付) blue and white pottery type.
The ware started making its appearance when Katō Yasutoki, 9th lord of the Ōzu Domain (1769–1787), started hiring potters from Hizen. Production of white porcelain (hakuji) commenced in An'ei 6 (1777).
In 1976 it was officially designated by the government as a traditional crafts.
The products are characterized by a slightly thick, rugged base and fine brush strokes.
Karatsu ware is a style of Japanese pottery produced traditionally in and around Karatsu, Saga Prefecture.
The Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum is a prefectural art museum located in the city of Seto, north of the metropolis of Nagoya in central Japan. This museum was formally named "Aichi-ken Toji Shiryokan (愛知県陶磁資料館)", but the name in English has been the same as before.
Senchadō is a Japanese variant of chadō. It involves the preparation and drinking of sencha green tea, especially the high grade gyokuro type.
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Kotō ware is a type of Japanese porcelain traditionally made in Hikone, Shiga in the former Ōmi Province.
Inuyama ware refers to a type of Japanese pottery, stoneware, and ceramics produced in and around the municipality of Inuyama, Owari Province, in central Japan.
Kawana ware refers to a type of Japanese porcelain produced in and around the area of Kawana (川名), today Kawanayama-chō (川名山町) in Shōwa-ku, Nagoya, central Japan. It is of the sometsuke (染付) blue and white pottery type, but notable for using the English technique of transfer printing.
Sanda ware is a type of Japanese pottery.
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