Large Pot(Shigaraki Ware)

UnknownMuromachi period

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore
Saitama City, Japan

Shigaraki ware, the pottery that have been produced from the Middle Ages in Shiga Prefecture, Shigaraki. Clay is hard to dissolve even if baked at elevated temperature, it is included pebbles. This jar is a large unglazed pottary made in the previous Momoyama period called old Shigaraki. It is believed that was used to store cereals. First, the potter creates the top and bottom separately. Second he makes the jar by piecing them. By looking at the handsome figure leisurely shoulders and torso are stretched of the jar, we know the reliable technology of hand to make. By looking at the well-rounded figure consisting of a leisurely and taut shoulders and body, we can understand the reliable technology of the potter.


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