Karatsu is a type of ceramic produced around the Saga Prefecture of Japan. It is a high fired glazed ware which may be decorated or un-decorated. A variety of styles are produced including: E Karatsu (under glaze decoration), Korean or Chosen Karatsu(black under glaze with white over glaze), Ki Karatsu (yellow), Ao Karatsu (green), Hakeme Karatsu (brushed over glaze)and Kuro Karatsu (black).

Karatsu Chawan

A Hakeme Karatsu chawan by ex-prime minister of Japan Morihiro Hosokowa.

chado: Karatsu (last edited 2013-05-27 23:51:10 by Ebi)