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sometsuke@õ•t
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Blue-and-white ware. A white pottery with indigo patterns. On the surface of white pottery, mainly porcelain, designs are painted with cobalt oxide paint gosu Œà{, a coat of transparent glaze is applied and the vessel is fired at 1300-1350 c. Called qinghua (Jp:seika Â‰Ô), qinghua baici (Jp: seika hakuji Â‰Ô”’Ž¥) or youliqing (Jp: yuurisei ç֗ Â) in China, it became popular in the Yuan dynasty, dominant in the Ming, and influenced ceramics in other Asian countries and Europe. In Japan, the first sometsuke were made in the Genna Œ³˜a era (1615-24) in Arita —L“c by a Korean potter called Ri Sanpei —›ŽQ•½ (?-1655). As Imari sometsuke *imariyaki ˆÉ–œ—¢Ä, it became very popular and was exported. The Nabeshima “瓇 kiln made superior sometsuke. In the later Edo period, sometsuke porcelain was made in Kyoto and many sometsuke masters made copies of Chinese Ming dynasty pieces. In Seto £ŒË, Katou Tamikichi ‰Á“¡–¯‹g (1771-1824) adapted Hizen ”ì‘O sometsuke techniques to make sometsuke porcelain comparable in quality to that of Imari.
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