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Masaaki Arakawa

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Generic term for various types of unglazed Japanese tableware produced from the late Heian period (794–1185) to the Muromachi period (1333–1568), mainly in the Tōkai region (Aichi and Gifu prefectures) and Shizuoka and Mie prefectures. The name yamachawan first appeared in the Engishiki (a 10th-century record of court regulations). Production centres that later made high-quality glazed ceramics, such as Seto, Atsumi (Aichi Prefect.) and Tokoname, began as yamachawan kilns. During the late Heian

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