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Ryûkyû kotenyaki

Abstract : The so-called Ryûkyû kotenyaki, or "Traditional" Ryukyuan pottery. Prewar exoticization of Okinawa Prefecture. The Ryûkyû Islands seen as a link with the Orient and the island cultures of Oceania. An invented art tradition drawing from Chinese and Middle Eastern imaginary motifs. The rôle of the Kuroda family, hailing from Kansai, as entrepreneurs, designers and traders catering for the artistic expectations of mainland Japanese. The craftsmen from Tsuboya. Socio-economic aspects of the Ryûkyû kotenyaki style. Examination of the general features of the kotenyaki style designs and its techniques. Presentation of masterpieces and of the 1939 Baron Fain collection kept in the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris.
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Patrick Beillevaire. Ryûkyû kotenyaki. Foreign Approaches to Prewar Okinawan History, Okinawa Christian University 沖縄キリスト教学院大学, Oct 2008, Nishihara (Okinawa), Japan. ⟨halshs-02011237⟩



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