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The Development of Sue pottery

"The Development of Sue pottery"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  December 7, 2021 (Tue) - June 12, 2022 (Sun)

Recumbent Flask
Found at Iwase Senzuka Tumulus Cluster, Wakayama, Kofun period, 6th century

This technique originated in China’s gray pottery and was later introduced from Korea to Japan, where local production began in the 5th century.
At the Suemura site in present-day Osaka in particular, many kilns were in operation until the Heian period (794–1192). From the late 5th century, sue ware kilns were built in various regions of Japan, and the pottery they produced was also placed in burial mounds with the deceased. Even after the Nara and Heian periods, sue ware was used at temples and government offices. The techniques for making it were later used to create new types of pottery.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 4 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Short-necked Jar with Handles Found at Daishōgun’yama Tumulus, Nagasaki Kofun period, 4th-5th century J-37006-8
Highlight Vessel Stands in the Shape of Footed Vessels Found on the premises of Awa Shrine, Tokushima Kofun period, 6th century J-10401
Highlight Recumbent Flask Found at Iwase Senzuka Tumulus Cluster, Wakayama Kofun period, 6th century J-13301
Highlight Footed Narrow-Necked Vase Found in Sakurai City, Nara Kofun period, 7th century J-32