Types & Provinces

Informative illustration Of The Regions And  Prefectures Of Japan

Several of the provinces with their associated type or (main), style of pottery

Seto ware (瀬戸焼 Seto-yaki)

Aichi prefecture, Seto city (瀬戸市 Seto-shi)

黄瀬戸 Ki-seto (yellow Seto)

瀬戸黒 Seto-guro (black Seto)

Bizen ware (備前焼 Bizen-yaki)

Bizen province, Okayama prefecture

青備前 Ao Bizen (blue)

緋襷 Hidasuki (cords of straw)

胡麻 Goma (sesame)

Hagi ware (萩焼 Hagi-yaki)

Hagi City, Yamaguchi prefecture

Karatsu ware (唐津焼 Karatsu-yaki)

Karatsu, Saga prefecture

Kutani ware (九谷焼 Kutani-yaki)

Kaga 加賀市, Kaga-shi (加賀国, Kaga-no-kuni), Ishikawa prefecture

Kyō ware (京焼 Kyō-yaki)

Kyoto prefecture (京都府 Kyōto-fu), Kyoto City (京都市 Kyōto-shi)

Mino ware (美濃焼 Mino-yaki)

Mino province, Toki and Minokamo, Gifu prefecture

Shino ware (志野焼 Shino-yaki)

Oribe ware (織部焼 Oribe-yaki)

Seto ware (瀬戸焼 Seto-yaki)

Onta ware (小鹿田焼 Onta-yaki)

Onta Village, Ōita prefecture

Tokoname ware (常滑焼, Tokoname-yaki)

Aichi prefecture


Various styles and methods of manufacture not bound by location

Mingei (民芸, “Folk arts” or “Arts of the people”)

Raku ware (楽焼 Raku-yaki originated in Kyoto, Kamigyō-ku 上京区)

Tenmoku (天目, also spelled “temmoku” and “temoku”)

Glass ware (玻 glass)