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    can anyone translate these titles?

    Hello Japanese language students,


    I have a 6 volume set of books on Japanese ceramics. I bought it 40 years ago at a museum shop in Houston. I was a ceramicist in those years. It's a gorgeous set of books. I'd like to do some research on its publication etc but can't read a word of it. All in Japanese Kanji.

    Because I have to make these images so small in order to post I am hoping the lettering is legible??!!
    If anyone can translate I'd be delighted.

    japanese kanji adj.jpg
    ceramic books adj.jpg
    japanese kanji 2 adj.jpg

    Gassho

    Anne
    ~lahst~

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    Hah, you are a wonderful artist, but a lousy photographer. Actually, your photos of the books are so artistic in their placing that I can't read the authors' names on all of them.

    Can you take some clearer pictures of the books' spines with the authors' names at the bottom uncovered? Also, if you open the book, would you take photos of what appears to be the copyright information page? If the book reads from left to right, or right to last, it will be a page with information on the publisher and such that looks like this ...

    delete copy.png

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-23-2019 at 11:14 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo! Didn't even realize I was not photographing the authors names. Kanji are like beautiful marks, decorative but meaningless to me.
    I'll do a better job tomorrow and will include copyright info page. Books read right to left.

    Gassho
    Anne
    ~st~

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    Jundo,

    Hope these are better. First image is of the spines of the 6 volumes.
    There is no page that resembles the copyright page you posted so I took a photo of the first page in the volume and the last page which had a 'printed in Japan 1979' included. Maybe that's the copyright page.

    spines:
    set adj.jpg
    first page:
    first page adj.jpg
    copyright page?
    copyright page adj.jpg

    fingers crossed!!

    gassho
    Anne
    ~lahst~

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    Vol 1 - Mino - Shino - Oribe / Seto

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mino_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shino_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oribe_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seto_ware

    Vol 2 - Hagi / Karatsu / Arita / Agano - Takatori

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagi_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karatsu_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arita_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agano_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takatori_ware

    Vol 3 - Bizen / Shingara / Iga / Tokoname

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizen_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raku_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigaraki_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iga_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoname_ware

    Vol 4 - Kyoyaki / Kutani

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%8D_ware
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutani_ware

    Vol 5 - Raku / Ohi / Akahada / Shogama (Misc. Kilns)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raku_ware
    https://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.j...hat/whate.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akahada_ware

    Vol 5 - Supplement - Kyoyaki / Kutani / Shogama (Misc. Kilns) / Tea ware Knowledge

    SERIES : GENDAI CHAWAN DAIKAN (An Overview/Survey of Modern Tea Vessels)
    Published by Shufunotomo Co.,Ltd. (主婦の友社) in 1979

    https://www.librarything.com/author/tanikawatetsuzo

    Apparently, it was edited by a rather famous fellow, Tetsuzō Tanikawa (谷川 徹三) associated with the Kyoto School.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuz%C5%8D_Tanikawa
    https://books.google.co.jp/books?id=...school&f=false

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-25-2019 at 11:49 AM.
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    Oh deep bows to you Jundo!
    It will be fun investigating these volumes. So far I have only been able to enjoy the images. Which are quite spectacular.


    Gassho
    Anne
    ~st~

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