Monday, October 5, 2015

Umi-agari

Umi-agari (Ship-wreck pot) Tokoname, Bizen and Suzu were major potteries in the Mediæval times and produced large storage jars. Strong pots and jars were in great demand and sent far by sea. Some unfortunate cargo ships encountered a storm (probably a typhoon) and sunk. A few of centuries old pots on the seabed were caught in a trawlnet and treated today as rare treasures.

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