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Tiled Dragon Bridge, the entrance to Okawachiyama, Imari 大川内山 伊万里 佐賀県
At this point a guard house was located to prevent anyone from breaking the monopoly on the production of pottery here. The Nabeshima lords used this pottery as gifts, and not everyday ware, and it thus developed along a more artistic line. Between rain showers I was able to get out and try a pix.