Illustrated Glossary of Satsuma pottery and related terms and topics

Collecting has to do not only with collecting objects itself but also with searching for information about that which you collect. This also applies to Satsuma. Finding new information about Satsuma pottery in books and on websites, and in contacts with other collectors is part of collecting, and that makes collecting Satsuma not only a feast for the eyes, but also one for the mind. You keep coming across new concepts, and sometimes contradictory views about the history and context in which Satsuma pottery was produced. How exhaustive you want to be is up to you, and you can ask yourself if it will ever be sufficient to satisfy your interest in the subject. In order to organize the large amount of information, it seems convenient to bring together in a central place the information that can be found scattered on countless websites, in books and correspondence with others. In this "ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY OF SATSUMA POTTERY AND RELATED TERMS AND TOPICS" we make an attempt to do so. It is a "work in progress", so if you come across lemma’s and topics that are incorrectly or incompletely described or even completely missing, please let us know: Info@satsuma database. We greatly appreciate your input.

How to use: Most of the lemma are written in the first colomn with the Japanese word in western script. For instance “Koro” and not “Incense burner” or “香炉”. However, you can also search with “Incense burner” or “香炉” and find these in the description what is written in the second column. A picture is depicted in the third colomn, showing some examples how a koro looks like.


This file is a Word-document. You can search using the English term or the Japanese term written in Latin script or with kanji.

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28.10 | 03:59

Greetings, I have this beautiful Antique Satsuma Candy Box, which I obtained along with Other Porcelain Pieces when Buying an Apartment in an Aution, I would like to cup it and then sell it....

04.10 | 22:52

Sorry, but I'm not an appraiser, so I'm definitely not giving an official appraisal. But if you send some pictures, maybe I can give an indication, based on my experience as a collector: Info@satsuma-

04.10 | 15:27

I've got a tiny collection to show, i would like to know how much it's worth.

17.05 | 09:05

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