Tamba pottery, view 01., fields in valley in front of village

Dublin Core

Title

Tamba pottery, view 01., fields in valley in front of village

Subject

Arts-Ceramics; Business-Agriculture; Geography-Landscapes;

Description

The ancient pottery village of Tachikui, in the region formerly known as the Tamba region, is commonly called, simply, Tamba. It is in the mountains west of Kyoto and north of Kobe. One of the so-called "six ancient kilns" of Japan (the others being Echizen, Bizen, Shigaraki, Tokoname, and Seto), pottery has been produced continuously at this site since the Kamakura period, an unbroken tradition of perhaps 700 or 800 years. It is still (as of 1972, at any rate) a quiet, rural village built along the base of mountain, facing across the rice fields in the valley. A number of the families in the village continue the traditional pattern of being part-time farmers and part-time potters.
Editorial assistant: Sandy Augustin. Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send any questions, comments, or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project and to the photographer. Photographer retains copyright.

Relation

ecasia000321 through 000335

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Still image

Identifier

ecasia000321
ecasia_a_000321.tif

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
Kinki (region), Kyoto Prefecture, Tamba (inhabited place)
1081500

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Physical Dimensions

906 w x 613 h, 96 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/1f623e1ec72da5c830ad16477bda7c0d.jpg

Citation

“Tamba pottery, view 01., fields in valley in front of village,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1543.