Japanese Ceramics quiz

I hope everyone is getting along with social distancing.  While we are at home, I have devised a short quiz for students.  * I have decided to offer prizes for the quiz.  This is an open book quiz and I have put together a resource to help you identify Japanese ceramics:

Intro to Japanese ceramics

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of ceramics used in Chado, but invitation to explore further on your own.  There are many resources on the internet about Japanese tea ceramics.

So let’s get to the quiz.  Here are photos numbered 1-25. The numbers appear after the photo. How many of these types of Japanese ceramics can you identify?  You can put your answers in the comments, or you can send me an email:  margie at issoantea dot com.  Answers to the quiz will be posted here on the blog.

*Prizes are limited to current students of Issoan (sorry).

 

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  1. Kuro Oribe
  2. Hidazuki Bizen
  3. Hagi
  4. Kyo-yaki
  5. Irabo
  6. Mishima
  7. Oribe
  8. Mokubei Kutani
  9. Kuro Raku
  10. Bizen
  11. Aka Raku
  12. Chosen Karatsu
  13. White Shino
  14. Mishima
  15. Seiji (Celadon)
  16. Shigaraki
  17. Pink Shino
  18. Iga
  19. Oribe
  20. Kyo-yaki
  21. Bizen
  22. Kuro Oribe
  23. Kyo-yaki
  24. Korai Seiji (Celadon)
  25. Nezumi Shino

 

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  1. Somebody shared your quiz now, November.
    Thank you! You were nice to us. Pretty clean classical examples. I tried, so that I can argue in full rights with our students as I invited them to take the test. I was sure I pass, moi meme not an expert, hence arrogance, and I flunked on one. I think no. 24 the korean seiji. I guessed. Kyomizu porcelain. Of course clear signs for seiji were there, but.. so I guessed 24. Thanks to your kindness.
    Very good idea to keep sharing and staying active on knowledge.

    Best,

    Gabriel Caciula,
    Tankokai Romania Luminis

    • Admin on April 28, 2020 at 3:04 pm
      Author

    The introduction to Japanese ceramics pdf download is a good resource. And the quiz is open book. Try looking them up in the handout.

    • Holly on April 27, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    I only got about half of them, very rusty. I need to practice more!!!

    • Admin on April 25, 2020 at 10:34 pm
      Author

    Thank you Holly. How many did you guess?

    • Holly on April 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you for this, Margie-sensei!

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