Japanese Eras

Most items cannot be precisely dated but fall into broad periods that reflect stylistic trends and technological change within the Japanese ceramics industry. This visualization assigns HJCCC objects to likely manufacture eras based on decorative elements, marks, or manufacture/decoration method. Objects with longer periods of manufacture or popularity appear in multiple eras.

Tokugawa (1603-1868)

Imari Asagao Namasu-Zara (Imari pickle dish with morning glory design)

Early Meiji (1868-1885)

Doban Chawan (transferprint bowl) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Namasu-Zara (pickle dish with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sakura Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled cherry blossom design) Sometsuke Katagami Mitsu-Domoe Kozara (small dish with stenciled threefold swirl design) Sometsuke Katagami Seigaiha Tsutsu Yunomi (cylindrical teacup with stenciled blue sea waves) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Kobachi (small bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Imari Asagao Namasu-Zara (Imari pickle dish with morning glory design)

Middle Meiji (1885-1895)

Doban Chawan (transferprint bowl) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Botan Doban Mamezara (sauce dish with cobalt transferprint peony) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Suyehiro Sometsuke Doban Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint fans) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Namasu-Zara (pickle dish with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sakura Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled cherry blossom design) Aizu-Hongo Botan Dobin (Aizu-Hongo teapot with peony motif) Sometsuke Katagami Mitsu-Domoe Kozara (small dish with stenciled threefold swirl design) Sometsuke Doban Hata Kozara (small dish with transferprint flags) Sometsuke Katagami Seigaiha Tsutsu Yunomi (cylindrical teacup with stenciled blue sea waves) Sometsuke Doban Choju Yunomi (teacup with cobalt transferprint longevity design) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Kobachi (small bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Doban Kiku Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint chrysanthemum design) Sometsuke Doban Botan Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted peony) Sometsuke Doban Matsu Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted pine tree)

Late Meiji (1895-1912)

Doban Ume Soba-Choko (noodle cup with transferprint plum) Doban Sen (transferprint coin) Vessel Doban Sakazuki (transferprint sake cup) Doban Yin-Yo Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with transferprint yin-yang) Doban Chawan (transferprint bowl) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Botan Doban Mamezara (sauce dish with cobalt transferprint peony) Sumi Hajiki Kaede Kozara (small dish with ink resist maple leaves ) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Suyehiro Sometsuke Doban Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint fans) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Namasu-Zara (pickle dish with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sakura Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt stenciled cherry blossom design) Aizu-Hongo Botan Dobin (Aizu-Hongo teapot with peony motif) Sometsuke Katagami Mitsu-Domoe Kozara (small dish with stenciled threefold swirl design) Sometsuke Doban Hata Kozara (small dish with transferprint flags) Sometsuke Katagami Seigaiha Tsutsu Yunomi (cylindrical teacup with stenciled blue sea waves) Sometsuke Doban Choju Yunomi (teacup with cobalt transferprint longevity design) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Katagami Sho Chiku Bai Kobachi (small bowl with cobalt stenciled three friends design) Sometsuke Doban Kiku Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint chrysanthemum design) Samehada-Gusuri Teipotto (shark-skin glaze teapot) Sometsuke Doban Botan Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted peony) Sometsuke Doban Matsu Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted pine tree)

Taisho (1912-1926)

Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (hand-painted cobalt rice/soup bowl) [3] Sometsuke Take Chawan (bowl with cobalt hand-painted bamboo) Sansui Dobin (landscape teapot) Doban Ume Soba-Choko (noodle cup with transferprint plum) Doban Sen (transferprint coin) Vessel Doban Sakazuki (transferprint sake cup) Sometsuke Take Zara (dish with cobalt hand-painted bamboo) Doban Yin-Yo Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with transferprint yin-yang) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (hand-painted cobalt rice/soup bowl) [2] Sometsuke Botan Doban Mamezara (sauce dish with cobalt transferprint peony) Sometsuke Jawan No Futa (hand-painted cobalt bowl lid) Sometsuke (hand-painted cobalt) Vessel [1] Sumi Hajiki Kaede Kozara (small dish with ink resist maple leaves ) Ume Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt hand-painted plum) Suyehiro Sometsuke Doban Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprint fans) Ho-o Zara (Phoenix Ware dish/plate) Aizu-Hongo Botan Dobin (Aizu-Hongo teapot with peony motif) Sometsuke Doban Hata Kozara (small dish with transferprint flags) Sometsuke Doban Choju Yunomi (teacup with cobalt transferprint longevity design) Sometsuke Doban Sho Chiku Bai Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint three friends design) Sometsuke Doban Kiku Tokkuri (sake decanter with cobalt transferprint chrysanthemum design) Samehada-Gusuri Teipotto (shark-skin glaze teapot) Iro Fukizumi Gohan Jawan (polychrome stenciled rice/soup bowl) Sometsuke Senbori Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with hand-painted cobalt and carved lines) Sometsuke Doban Botan Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted peony) Sometsuke Doban Matsu Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt transferprinted pine tree) Kuro Fukizumi Take Yunomi (teacup with black stenciled bamboo design)

Showa (1926-1989)

Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (hand-painted cobalt rice/soup bowl) [3] Sometsuke Take Chawan (bowl with cobalt hand-painted bamboo) Sansui Dobin (landscape teapot) Doban Ume Soba-Choko (noodle cup with transferprint plum) Doban Sen (transferprint coin) Vessel Doban Sakazuki (transferprint sake cup) Sometsuke Take Zara (dish with cobalt hand-painted bamboo) Doban Yin-Yo Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with transferprint yin-yang) Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (hand-painted cobalt rice/soup bowl) [2] Sometsuke Jawan No Futa (hand-painted cobalt bowl lid) Sometsuke (hand-painted cobalt) Vessel [1] Sumi Hajiki Kaede Kozara (small dish with ink resist maple leaves ) Ume Sometsuke Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with cobalt hand-painted plum) Ho-o Zara (Phoenix Ware dish/plate) Sometsuke Doban Hata Kozara (small dish with transferprint flags) Iro Fukizumi Gohan Jawan (polychrome stenciled rice/soup bowl) Sometsuke Senbori Gohan Jawan (rice/soup bowl with hand-painted cobalt and carved lines) Kuro Fukizumi Take Yunomi (teacup with black stenciled bamboo design)