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Porcelain

Japanese have seen themselves as pottery, not porcelain makers, and until clay suitable for making translucent porcelain was discovered pottery rained. Japanese Porcelains known as Hiradoware, Imari-yaki, Kutani, Kakiemon, Nippon and Sometsuke are the most famous. Porcelain is used for producing pieces as figurines, teaware, sake cups and Tokkuri, dishes and chargers, water and flower jars, brooches, and wedding sets all created to celebrate traditional customs throughout the year.