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Ceramic Art of Japan

Japan (MIFF 1958, Outline and Substance)

Director: Kenji Shimomura

From the Stone Age and masterpieces of the early Sung Dynasty we follow the progress of the potter's art in Japan to the elaborate porcelain produced today.

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