Japanese pottery, or toki, differs from Japanese porcelain in that it's made from earthenware or stoneware rather than a hard-paste clay body designed to be fired at temperatures in excess of 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit and ring like a bell when struck. Kyoyaki pottery from Kyoto includes low-fired tea bowls called Rakuyaki, as well as elaborately painted sake bottles and plates bearing scenes of festivals and nature. Satsuma pottery originated...Continue Reading