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Unformatted text preview: Besides being used exclusively for aesthetic appreciation or as tableware, these ceramics were often gifts to facilitate important private negotiations (9). Furthermore, many people documented their purchases, in terms of uniqueness and value, in order to show off their discoveries. Louise Corts article has made strong points regarding the productivity and purchases of ceramic in the Momoyama period. These points of strengthened by the authors effective organizational skills. By dividing the article into categories, the author clearly illustrated the nature of such demands. Questions: 1.) What features make certain ceramic a lot more valuable than others? 2.) Were ceramics often used as ritualistic items in Buddhist temples? 3.) Do the patterns and pictures on the ceramics symbolize anything particular?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course HISTORY 35 taught by Professor Levine,g during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '08