Saturday, August 22, 2009
The Sue Era of Japan was related closely to the early Shilla Era of Korea and the pots made and the firing techniques are very similar. The kilns were anagama type but were not fired long or hot enough to give the colourful pieces of later times. These lids are from Japan and were being excavated from a school playground and were given to us when we were there in 1982.
I'm sorry I cannot put the mark over the 'e' of Sue to give the proper pronunciation.