A Treasured Creation: Satsuma White Ware

15 Minutes

15m 00s
Broadcast on February 23, 2022 Available until March 31, 2024

The Chin kiln of Kagoshima has been turning out intricate pottery for more than 400 years. The signature openwork and fine detailing was a sensation at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Now the current, 15th-generation head of the family is on a mission to develop new clay from local volcanic earth to bring out an ultimate whiteness in their Satsuma ware.

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