Japan In-Depth

The charms of traditional Japanese pottery: some of these are worth 10,000,000 yen

Japan's pottery and china were ferried to Europe in the 17th century and were prized by royalty and titled nobility. Germany's Augustus II the Strong collected pottery for his Japanese Palace. The kakiemongama style (porcelain that has had color added to it) were especially popular and sold explosively overseas. There are some of the pieces featuring Japanese designs and techniques that are highly prized overseas.


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