I do not read Japanese at all, apart from a few simple Kanji that I have become used to.
I often refer to a Kanji online system that allows you to build up the symbol piece by piece to make the word.
(also 焼きもの yakimono, or 陶芸 tōgei), is one of the oldest Japanese crafts and art forms, dating back to the Neolithic period.
Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware.
Many of the Japanese makers marks on Satsuma porcelain or pottery are simply the name of the person who made the item, or a generic marking such as "Dai Nippon Satsuma".
You may also find that there are no main markings, only Japanese numbers.
These types of markings are more common on larger vases that form part of a set.
The piece may be marked as "Left 3", meaning that it should be positioned as the third item on the left hand side.
If there are, then the piece is most certainly NOT an antique.Actually, it is much simpler than you think and with the item in your hands, the only question you need to ask yourself is "".The "makers mark" or marking on each Satsuma piece is the key to unlock the value, age and authenticity.Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production.Earthenwares were created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), giving Japan one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world.