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Kyo ware

Type of Japanese pottery traditionally from Kyoto. It is therefore also known as Kyoto ware.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1600
Kiju - Ewer with Phoenix-Headed Spout - Walters 49965 - Left
Pottery in Kyoto dates back to the late 5th century.

In the 17th century, Nonomura Ninsei set up a kiln opposite the Ninna-ji. He established a specific style of Kyō ware.

Clay that was suitable for the production of porcelain was not easily available in the region. The potters of Kyoto therefore had to concentrate on developing elegant forms and originality.

In the 17th century, Kyō ware and Japanese tea ceremony had a close relationship. The use of China instead of earthenware became more popular. In 1771 Kiyomizu Rokubei I opened his own studio in the Gojōzaka district of Kyoto, near Kiyomizu-dera.

The Gojōzaka district near Kiyomizu has a large Chinaware market with around 400 shops, which makes it one of the largest in Japan. Every summer a large market is held which sells Kyō ware.

A contemporary artist is Nanzan Ito.
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Kiju - Ewer with Phoenix-Headed Spout - Walters 49965 - Mark A
Japanese - Tea Whisk Holder from a Portable Tea Set - Walters 49937 - Back
Japanese - Ewer with Formal Floral Designs - Walters 49954 - Mark A
Japanese - Ewer with Formal Floral Designs - Walters 49954 - Back

Japanese - Ewer with Formal Floral Designs - Walters 49954 - Back

This is an example of Kyoto ware. Public domain reproduction of a teapot, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Tiered box, Kyoto ware, Edo period, 1700s AD, ceramic, overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, Japan - DSC09484

Tiered box, Kyoto ware, Edo period, 1700s AD, ceramic, overglaze ename...

Exhibit in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts - Kanazawa, Japan.

Kiju - Ewer with Phoenix-Headed Spout - Walters 49965 - Left
Pair of Tea Jars with Poetic Inscriptions LACMA M.2007.75.1-.2

Pair of Tea Jars with Poetic Inscriptions LACMA M.2007.75.1-.2

first quarter of the 19th century Furnishings; Serviceware Kyoto ware; porcelain with underglaze blue Gift of Leslie Prince Salzman (M.2007.75.1-.2) Japanese Art

Kiju - Ewer with Phoenix-Headed Spout - Walters 49965 - Right
Japanese - Ewer with Formal Floral Designs - Walters 49954

Japanese - Ewer with Formal Floral Designs - Walters 49954

This is an example of Kyoto ware. Public domain reproduction of a teapot, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japanese - Tea Whisk Holder from a Portable Tea Set - Walters 49937
Japanese - Tea Whisk Holder - Walters 49938

Japanese - Tea Whisk Holder - Walters 49938

This is an example of Kyoto ware.

Fan-shaped dish with autumn grasses design, Kyoto ware, Japan, Edo period, 1700s AD, ceramics with overglaze enamel - Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, Japan - DSC09371

Fan-shaped dish with autumn grasses design, Kyoto ware, Japan, Edo per...

Exhibit in the Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, Japan.