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Study Guide Questions

1.     Where is the Takatori kiln located?
2.     How old is the Takatori kiln?
3.     From where did the kiln's founder come ?
4.     Current members of the Takatori family of potters have extensively mechanized the production of their tea ware. True or false?
5.     What two types of clay are mixed to produce typical Takatori ware?
6.     Where is the clay put when it comes out of the silting vat?
7.     What types of ware do the younger, less-skilled potters make?
8.     After the pieces have dried completely, they are put through a quick, bisque firing to harden them. True or false?
9.     After the pieces are glazed, they are put into the noborigama. What is a noborigama?
10.     How long does it take to fire each chamber of the noborigama?
11.     The noborigama must cool for ________________ (one/ two/ three/ four) days before it is opened.
12.     What are the most valued aesthetic moods in Japanese art?
13.     What is signified by "wabi "?
14.     What is signified by "sabi" ?
15.     Do you prefer wabi or sabi ? Should one of them predominate over the other? Do you see wabi-sabi in any aspects of western culture?
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