The term Kutani ware derives from the name of the village of Kutani in the Daishōji domain. Today, Kutani is a famous hot springs destination, about 13 km from the town of Yamanaka Onsen in Kaga city. In the first half of the 17th century, the discovery of China stone (in Japanese, tōseki), the raw material for porcelain, ushered in the establishment of kilns in the Daishōji domain.


  • Title: Porcelain stone mining field, Kutani ware
  • Subject Keywords: Kaga clan, porcelain, red, yellow, green, prussian blue, top paint, pottery stones, purple, kiln

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