Are Japanese ceramics famous?
In the Nara period (710-794), the Chinese technique of glazing and firing was introduced to Japan, but only earthenware goods for daily use were made during this period.
The Heian period (794-1185) gave birth to two types of kilns; one appropriate for ceramies for daily use and the other designed for various high-grade applications.
In the Muromachi period (1333-1568), the popularity of the tea ceremony gave rise to the production of high-grade ceramics rich with regional variations.
The use of overglaze enamels began in the Edo period (1600－1868), and they became standard for ceramics of the period, as with the Arita and Kutani porcelains that were being produced at the tjjme.
In particular, in t】in the 19th century a great number of orders were received by the Dutch East India Company for Arita ware, and thus Arita ware came to exert influence on ceramic artists around the world.