Monday, March 16, 2020

Satsuma Denshokan Museum


Ther Satsuma Denshokan is a private art museum located on the outskirts of Ibusuki in southern Kagoshima. The museum's primary focus is on ceramics produced in Satsuma, the former name of kagoshima.


The architecture is based on Buddhist temples from the Heian Period, and with the large pool of water makes for some dramatic photography at the right time and under the right conditions.


The museum is a little pricey, but is well laid out, spacious, and with good displays with a fair amount of English.


Satsuma-ware was mostly made for export to the West and like the pottery traditions of many areas in West japan was based on Korean potters "brought" from Korea after Hideyoshi's failed war there.


The museum does have othere examples of arts from historic Satsuma too.....

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