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During the Meiji Restoration period (1868-1912) pieces are often decorated with floral designs and to a lesser extent with birds and fish.

It was not until about 1850 that human figures, warriors and saintly figures appeared within the designs.

Frank also described the type of kiln that they used, which was built on the slope of a hill, after the Korean system.

The single kiln measured 150 to 200 feet in length and 5 feet high.

1a: A magnificent Meiji period Satsuma vase bearing a gilt mark Satsuma, the broad baluster body painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackle glaze, decorated with shaped panels featuring an eagle on a branch with peonies and blossom and pair of cranes with chrysanthemums and peonies, on a gold ground with Manchurian cranes in flight Satsuma province, Japan, date circa 1880-1910 Height 42 cm, width 35 cm.

1b: A beautiful Meiji period Satsuma vase bearing a gilt mark Satsuma, the broad baluster body painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackle glaze, decorated with shaped panels featuring fish in a river bed with bamboo and blossom, eagles on a branch with chrysanthemums and peonies and pines, on a cream ground with painted black, white, red and gold Manchurian cranes against gilded cloud formations Satsuma province, Japan, date circa 1880-1910 1c: A very fine Meiji period Satsuma bowl bearing a gilt mark Satsuma, painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackle glaze with shaped gilded rim, the exterior decorated with black, white, red and gold Manchurian cranes in flight on a cream crackle glaze against gilded cloud formations and a gilded crest with a sixteen-petal chrysanthemum, the interior with similar birds with gilded crests with waves formations and blossom and a shaped panel featuring an eagle on a branch with peonies and blossom Satsuma province, Japan, date circa 1880-1910 Height 18 cm, diameter of rim 42 cm.

At the lower end of the kiln was a furnace although fuel, consisting of dried wood was thrown directly into the kiln.

Because the heat was not evenly distributed many of the wares were damaged after firing. Huge vases were placed at the foot of a staircase or on either side of the fireplace, as they generally came in pairs.

These potters settled in Kushikino and Kagoshima (formerly Satsuma province) on Kyushu.

In 1601 they moved to Naeshirogawa, where there was a good supply of white clay materials.

Most of the early decorations were floral designs with birds and butterflies.

By 1800, geometric and other repetitive patterns, known as diapers, and landscape were included to the overall designs.

To a considerable extent this preserved their language and customs.