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Hachiko

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Kyoto . The name conjures up images of courtly nobles and stoic Zen temples -- and yet so much more of Japan's cultural identity was born in that ancient city. In the world of ceramics, one of its glorious contributions has been Kyo-yaki, or Kyoto pottery.

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The tea bowls of Nonomura Ninsei reveal a range of influences, including elements from Korea and Kyushu, but also show the master's many innovations. His skill is most clearly revealed in the kodai (feet) of the bowls. PHOTOS COURTESY OF NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS
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Japan Times
 
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