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Firing of Ryumonji climbing kiln, Black Satsuma Ware

Ryumonji-yaki kigyo kumiai2014-11-25

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

At Ryumonji, raw materials produced locally are still being used today as in the past to make a variety of vessels including ones made with black glaze and blue drip, Sancai glaze, as well as the rare samehada (‘shark skin’) glaze and jakatsu (‘serpent and scorpion) glaze.
Climbing kiln is vital to bringing out good textures when making vessels with samehada glaze and jakatsu glaze that are representative of the Ryumonji Kiln.

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