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Traditional Porcelain Clay Mill

Traditional Porcelain Clay Mill

As on the way to San Bao, you might hear a ‘bang bang bang bang bang’ in the distance, that means you getting close to this clay-tiled pavilion you see huge hammers going up and down in constant motion. Jingdezhen is the city that still remains this old traditional clay mixing factory. The kaolin or mineral stone is crushed, ground, washed, precipitated and dried in preparation for the clay mixing factories. The site is opened all the time, but you might find workers there from time to time. So good luck if you could see them making the clay. View more pictures per attached photo

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East and West Culture in Hong Kong

Culture and heritage are what sets Hong Kong apart from the rest of Asia – indeed the world. With over 160 years of colonial history and a large Chinese population, Hong Kong is a unique fusion of Western and Eastern cultures where the old and the new live side by side. Its incense filled temples, colonial building, glass and steel skyscrapers, along with its ancient traditions and lively festivals, have made Hong Kong a living culture experience.

Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen (景德镇) is a prefecture-level city, previously a town, in Jiangxi Province of China, with a total population of about 1,6 million. It is known as the "the Capital of Porcelain" because it has been producing quality pottery for 1700 years. The city has a well-documented history that stretches back over 2000 years.

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Situated in Huangpu, Tongchuan City, the Yaozhou Kiln Museum is China’s largest ancient kiln theme museum and has both artifact displays and ancient porcelain making simulations. The museum holds over 300,000 artifacts and specimens, most of which were from the ancient Yaozhou Kiln. The kiln was first set up in the Tang Dynasty and became one of the Big Six Kilns in the Song Dynasty. It was known as the “champion of the northern celadon with carved patterns.”

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The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum was established by a well-known craftsman and scholar Soetsu Yanagi(柳宗悅) in 1936. He was known as the William Morris of the East who found aesthetic in everyday ordinary and handmade utilitarian objects. His book "The unknown craftsman" is a good start to understanding Japanese Craft Philosophy. It is also worthy to visit this warm and cozy museum if you want to know more about Japanese crafts. It will take 1-2 hours for touring.

website: http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/

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