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This is the Ichino family kiln, located next to their workshop.

Closer view of the side of the Ichino kiln, showing the arched opening, the door, into one of the ware chambers. Piled next to the opening are the brick blocks that will be used to close off the opening for the next firing. Bundles of wood are…

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These pieces had been left outside, on the ground next to the kiln. Some have obvious rough spots on them and may be pieces that will be re-fired.

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At the time of the visit to the Ichino workshop, one chamber of the kiln was being rebuilt, giving us a very interesting look at the structure of a Tamba kiln. The bricks used to construct the flues appear to be either commercially produced brick…

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Close-up photo of the upper end, upper flue, of the chamber being reconstructed in the previous (000334) image.

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A wood kiln at a different individual workshop at Tamba-Tachikui. This kiln, with its chimney, departs from the design of a traditional Tamba kiln. It also appears as if the first three chambers perhaps are noborigama style chambers (axis of the…

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An essay by Dr. Charles Martin, Professor of Geology, Earlham College. Originally published by the Earlham Institute for Education on Japan, 1992. Included here as a PDF document, readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Acrobat…

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Japanese Music: Another Tradition, Other Sounds. Essay on traditional music of Japan by Leonard C. Holvik, former professor of music, Earlham College. Published 1990, Institute for Education on Japan, Earlham College. Presented here in PDF…

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This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image…

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This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image…
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