Nabeshima

Nabeshima
Nabeshima-yaki was made at Okawachi (in order to hide their skill, the clan moved it from Arita to Okawachi) near Arita in Kyushu under the authority of the Nabeshima clan. The feudal lords of Nabeshima were so proud of their technological skill, that throughout the Edo-era (1600-1868) they gave porcelain (and swords) as presents to the lords of other provinces. Very few pieces of this type were exported abroad.