Japanese ceramics refer to pottery crafts made of clay, as well as kaolinite-made porcelain wares, which appear whiter and finer with higher degrees of density and hardness. For this reason, Japanese ceramics are named according to their places of origin including Karatsu ware, Mino ware and Imari ware.
What do you call Japanese porcelain?
Thus Arita porcelain is also often known as Imari. Arita ware was the first porcelain product in Japanese history, and strongly influenced European ceramics.
What are the four classifications of Japanese pottery?
Generally, Japanese ceramic wares can be largely divided into four categories: earthenware, stoneware, pottery, and porcelain. Earthenware (doki): Usually fired at 700 to 800°C (1292-1472°F). No glaze.
What is the most famous Japanese pottery?
Seto ware Seto ware or “Seto-yaki” (瀬戸焼) is arguably the most popular Japanese ware style. So much so that the word “Seto-mono” (product of Seto) has become a synonym for Japanese ceramics in general. Seto ware is produced in the city of Seto, in Aichi prefecture.