Shodai wares

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A Shôdai ware dish. Metropolitan Museum.
  • Japanese: 小代焼 (Shôdai yaki)

Shôdai-yaki is a style of ceramics produced in Higo province (Kumamoto prefecture) in the 17th to early 20th centuries. Iron and ash-straw glazes result in a distinctive aesthetic.

The style was revived by mingei artists in 1973 and some eight kilns produce Shôdai wares today.


  • Gallery labels, Metropolitan Museum.[1]