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Study Guide Answers

1.     Where is the Takatori kiln located?
     the Japanese island of Kyushu
2.     How old is the Takatori kiln?
     more than 300 years/ nearly 400 years
3.     From where did the kiln's founder come ?
     Korea
4.     Current members of the Takatori family of potters have extensively mechanized the production of their tea ware. True or false?
     False
5.     What two types of clay are mixed to produce typical Takatori ware?
     red clay and fine porcelain clay
6.     Where is the clay put when it comes out of the silting vat?
     in the sun to dry
7.     What types of ware do the younger, less-skilled potters make?
     cups and plates--everyday ware
8.     After the pieces have dried completely, they are put through a quick, bisque firing to harden them. True or false?
     True
9.     After the pieces are glazed, they are put into the noborigama. What is a noborigama?
     a hill-climbing kiln
10.     How long does it take to fire each chamber of the noborigama?
     four hours
11.     The noborigama must cool for ________________ (one/ two/ three/ four) days before it is opened.
     three
12.     What are the most valued aesthetic moods in Japanese art?
     wabi and sabi
13.     What is signified by "wabi "?
     calmness, lonely life, quiet tastefulness
14.     What is signified by "sabi" ?
     a long, rich experience (patina)
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?
     Various answers will be given.
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