Kilns established in the Satsuma domain in southern Kyushu by Korean potters in the late 16th century initially produced stonewares covered with a thick dark glaze. During the mid-19th century, the well-known Satsuma ware with "brocade" enameled designs on a buff body was created. This later Satsuma ware is earthenware and does not produce a "ring" when tapped. The paste is slightly yellowish and the glaze normally has a fine crackle. These highly decorated wares were produced in several cities such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, and elsewhere from the Meiji period mostly for export to the West, and are still being produced.