A special exhibition taking place at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum will explore the charm of ancient pottery, with a central focus on pottery kilns. The oldest pottery in Japan dates back to the Kofun period (approximately 300 to 538 AD), and what made this pottery unique was the temperatures required to fire it. Most earthenware requires firing at temperatures of 900 ° C or lower, whereas Sue pottery requires temperatures of 1100 ° C or higher.
Reaching these kinds of temperatures requires the use of full-scale kilns and special techniques, and this form of industrial revolution will be explored at the event. Various pottery pieces will be displayed, along with special lectures on a range of pottery and kiln based topics.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 600 yen.