Porcelain ware had not been made in Seto, Owari ( now Aichi prefecture ) until the
late Edo period, when the method was brought back from Arita by Kato Tamikichi in
1807. Helped by a new modern Western technology, Seto grew to be a major
porcelain maker in the Meiji period.
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Kato Gosuke Kiln
Kato Gosuke V (1837 - 1915) kiln produced mainly blue & white fine porcelain during
Kato Shubei I (1819 -1900 )
Also known as Hakuundo, he started his factory in 1852, continued by his son,
Shubei II ( 1848 - 1903 ).