Satsuma ware


Satsuma ware

Satsuma ware (薩摩焼 "satsuma-yaki") is a type of Japanese earthenware pottery. It originated in the late 16th century, during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, and is still produced today. Although the term can be used to describe a variety of types of pottery, the best known type of Satsuma ware has a soft, ivory-colored, crackled glaze with elaborate polychrome and gold decorations.Fact|date=November 2007 Satsuma ware originated when the Shimazu prince of the Satsuma domain in southern Kyūshū abducted skilled Korean potters after Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Japanese Invasions of Korea to establish a local pottery industry. [cite web|publisher=BC Culture |url=http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/08/11/090643.php |title=Review: Brighter than Gold - A Japanese Ceramic Tradition Formed by Foreign Aesthetics |author=Purple Tigress |accessdate=2008-01-10 |date=August 11, 2005] [cite web|url=http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/08/eaj/ht08eaj.htm |title=Muromachi period, 1392-1573 |publisher=Metropolitan Museum of Art| month=October | year=2002|accessdate=2008-01-10 |quote=1596 Toyotomi Hideyoshi invades Korea for the second time. In addition to brutal killing and widespread destruction, large numbers of Korean craftsmen are abducted and transported to Japan. Skillful Korean potters play a crucial role in establishing such new pottery types as Satsuma, Arita, and Hagi ware in Japan. The invasion ends with the sudden death of Hideyoshi.|] [cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=pg5Qi28akwEC |title=Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture |author=John Stewart Bowman |publisher=Columbia University Press |pages =170p |year=2002 |url= |isbn=0231110049|] After display at the international exhibition in Paris in 1867, it proved popular as an export to Europe.

References

External links

* [http://www.kougei.or.jp/english/crafts/0427/f0427.html Satsuma Ware] , from Traditional Crafts of Japan


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  • Satsuma ware — Sat su*ma ware (? or ?). (Fine Arts) A kind of ornamental hard glazed pottery made at Satsuma in Kiushu, one of the Japanese islands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Satsuma — Sat•su•ma [[t]sætˈsu mə, ˈsæt sə mə[/t]] n. geg a former province on S Kyushu, in SW Japan: famous for its porcelain ware …   From formal English to slang

  • Satsuma — /sætˈsumə/ (say sat soohmuh) noun a former province in south western Japan, on Kyushu island; famous for its highly decorated porcelain ware from the late 18th century …   Australian English dictionary

  • Raku ware — Ra ku ware (r[aum] k[=oo] w[^a]r ). A kind of earthenware made in Japan, resembling Satsuma ware, but having a paler color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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