It is probable therefore that this garniture was specially ordered to be decorated by the lacquerers in Kyoto.
Izushi ware Izushi ware is white porcelain.
In the past, there used to be huge lakes in Aichi, Mie and Gifu prefectures including Tokoname.
A feldspar glaze is applied over it save the foot of the tea bowl.
Shiro Mon white satsuma Shiro Satsuma, called Shiro Mon, is formed from white potter's clay with a transparent glaze, and features tiny cracks on the surface.
The workshop is said to have opened in 1600.
Imari-Arita ware is also light, hard, and durable.
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