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  1. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    The main building of Ashikaga Gakkō
  2. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    The main entrance to the Ashikaga Gakkō in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture
  3. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    The main building of Ashikaga Gakkō and the surrounding gardens
  4. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    The main building of the Ashikaga Gakkō
  5. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    Some of the wooden annex buildings that were recently renovated.
  6. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    Inside the Ashikaga Gakkō
  7. Ashikaga Gakkō

    Ashikaga Gakkō

    Inside the Ashikaga Gakkō
  8. Ashikaga Library

    Ashikaga Library

    The current building housing the famous Ashikaga Library. It dates back to the Meiji Period.
  9. Imari saucer

    Imari saucer

    Imari sometsuke yamayuri zu ohzara, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  10. Imari incense burner

    Imari incense burner

    Imari iroe komainu rituzou dai kohro; incense burner, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  11. Imari tea-pot

    Imari tea-pot

    Imari Iroe Goban Shima-hata-moyou chaki, imari tea-pot, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  12. Nabeshima saucer

    Nabeshima saucer

    Nabeshima iroe bara zu sara; saucer, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  13. Nabeshima ware

    Nabeshima ware

    Nabeshima Iroe Murasaki kaki Tsubaki zu sara; saucer, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  14. Nabeshima ware

    Nabeshima ware

    Nabeshima Iroe Wahon zu Sara, Kyoho Era (1716-1735)
  15. Kurita Museum

    Kurita Museum

    Imari iroe ranjin ransen-zu hyokei daitokuri, Genroku Era (1688-1703); jar depicting members of the Dutch East India Company.
  16. Kurita Museum

    Kurita Museum

    Imari iroe ranjin ransen-zu hyokei daitokuri, Genroku Era (1688-1703)
  17. Kurita Hideo

    Kurita Hideo

    Kurita Hideo (1912-1996), the founder and former curator of the museum, hailed from a wealthy Ashikaga family. Rumour has it that he had been involved in racketeering after World War II. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives (the Japanese Lower House) in 1947-49 and again in...
  18. Kurita Museum

    Kurita Museum

    The main building of the Kurita Museum
  19. Kurita Museum

    Kurita Museum

    Jukoin's Buddhist stone images
  20. Kiln at Kurita Museum

    Kiln at Kurita Museum

    Uphill kiln (登り窯 noborigama) displayed at the Kurita Museum. It is a chambered climbing kiln also built on a slope, and each succeeding chamber is situated higher than the one before it. The chambers in a noborigama are pierced at intervals with stoking ports. Such climbing kilns have been used...
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