Dating japanese ceramics

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Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production.

Earthenwares were created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), giving Japan one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world.

Jōmon, Yayoi, and later Haji ware shared the firing process but had different styles of design.

The anagama kiln could produce stoneware, Sue pottery, fired at high temperatures of over 1200–1300˚C, sometimes embellished with accidents produced when introducing plant material to the kiln during the reduced-oxygen phase of firing.

The Seto kiln primarily imitated Chinese ceramics as a substitute for the Chinese product.

It developed various glazes: ash brown, iron black, feldspar white, and copper green.

In the 20th century, a modern ceramics industry (e.g., Noritake and Toto Ltd.) grew up.

Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware.The pottery was formed by coiling clay ropes and fired in an open fire.In about the 4th–3rd centuries BCE Yayoi period, Yayoi pottery appeared which was another style of earthenware characterised by a simple pattern or no pattern.Until the 17th century, unglazed stoneware was popular for the heavy-duty daily requirements of a largely agrarian society; funerary jars, storage jars, and a variety of kitchen pots typify the bulk of the production.Some of the kilns improved their technology and are called the "Six Old Kilns": Shigaraki (Shigaraki ware), Tamba, Bizen, Tokoname, Echizen, and Seto.

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