Sue ware

Sue - ceramic (Japanese须 恵 器, Sue -ki, historical Kun - reading: sue no Utsuwa, dt also " Sue - ware" ) is a form of dark gray unglazed ceramic that in Korea and Japan during the Kofun, Nara was prepared and used and Heian period. The name was derived from a 1950 reference in the Man'yōshū; by then she was with Iwaibe doki (祝 部 土 器, literally " Iwaibe - earthenware " ) or Chosen doki (朝鲜 土 器, " Korean earthenware " ), in the Nara and Heian period also generally Toki (陶器, dt about " pottery " ) referred.


Ceramic goods of that kind were with the traditional Korean technique of manufactured " fast rotating hub". They were at 1100 ° to 1200 ° Celsius reducing in a "hang fire " (登り 窯, noborigama ) burned, so this pottery was gray, in contrast to the Haji pottery (土 师 器) which has been fired oxidizing and therefore had a reddish hue.

In most cases, large vessels for storage and everyday utensils such as bowls, cups or bowls stand out Sue - ceramics were manufactured. In addition, the robust Sue pottery was also used as a ritual vessel, and as grave goods. Since a large amount of Sue - ceramics as grave goods from barrows ( Kofun ) of Kyushu in southern Japan was discovered to Aomori in the north, it serves as the leading form of the chronology and spread of pottery in the Japanese ancient times. Carry out the origin of the Sue - ceramic to the Chinese Yangshao culture ( 5000-3000 BC). The ceramic production in China learned with the development of the potter's wheel in the Longshan culture ( 2500-2000 BC), a technological leap.

Presumably, the Sue - ceramics came through the foreign relations between the " Kingdom of Wa" (Japan) and the Korean mainland in the 4th century AD to Japan. Archaeological excavations and findings show that the Gaya confederacy centers of ceramic production in Gimhae, Goryeong ( Koryong ) and Hapcheon ( Hapch'on ) maintained that the Sue - ceramic produced similar products. Finds in Korea suggest that the Mahan and Baekje ceramic ( 3rd to 5th century) was from Seoul associated to the coast region of North Jeolla with Sue - ceramic of the goods and that a common technology and ceramic cultural sphere existed.