Tamba pottery, view 04., communal kiln

Dublin Core

Title

Tamba pottery, view 04., communal kiln

Subject

Arts-Ceramics;

Description

Again, this is a photo of the long communal kiln at Tamba-Tachikui. This is the lower portion of the kiln, which stretches on up the hill. The larger pieces of wood stacked on the left here will be used at the beginning of the firing of the kiln, because the large pieces burn slowly, allowing a slow heat rise in the early stages of firing to dry out pots in the kiln. This side of the kiln shows stoke holes for fuel; the doors into the chambers are on the other side of the kiln. It is a tube kiln, with the axis of the arch running up the length of the kiln. The tube is segmented into chambers by walls that cut across the kiln -- essentially, like the structure of a piece of bamboo, and this style of kiln is sometimes called a "split bamboo kiln." In a smaller version, the same structure can be seen clearly in the photos of the Ichino workshop kiln, images ecasia000334 and 335.
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

ecasia000324
ecasia_a_000324.tif

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

915 h x 604 w, 96 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/a0e457ca1ec95b5b63e39024e55c9f49.jpg

Citation

“Tamba pottery, view 04., communal kiln,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1546.