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Large earthenware jar
tea bowl
Seto brown vase
Kozan earthen vase
Horse's Eye bowl
Tokkuri, country ware
Rustic storage jar
Tea bowl, white
Ceramic jar
Rimpa school plate
Shigaraki tokuri
Tea bowl, yellow
Seto-ware bowl
Seto-ware bowl
Rimpa school bowl
Rimpa school bowl
Pottery bowl, Oribe style
Pottery bowl, Oribe style
water dropper


Pottery has been produced in Japan since Neolithic times.  Farms commonly produced utilitarian wares with great care as to form.  Kilns in six renowned regions (and elsewhere) produced everyday vessels and plates  sought after by devotees of Mingei (rustic Japan), and the Zen of cha-no-yu, the Japanese tea ceremony. Early tea masters preferred rough-hewn and high-fired stoneware from domestic kilns such as Shigaraki, Iga, and Bizen, which were the antithesis of the Chinese and 
Arita-ware porcelain aesthetic that sought finished and flawless surfaces. Sabi connotes  the contemplative aesthetic contained in a simple vessel’s patina of age, coarse surface, or ashen glaze formed by the dynamics of kiln firing itself rather than by a brush.

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