Celadon

by Grant Barrett on November 10, 2009

David Kosofsky November 10, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Nice word that evokes beautiful images and memories. But I’m surprised to see that the TAGS you’ve used for it, while including `China’, `Chinese’, `Japan’, and `Japanese’ fail to include either `Korea’ or `Korean’. The omission is surprising because celadon pottery is so closely associated with Korea, at least among art historians and collectors. This can be confirmed by a visit to wikipedia’s article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celadon), where more words are devoted to Korean celadon than to either Japanese or Chinese, and of the 12 photos of celadon pieces, 6 are Korean.

Beautiful ceramics aside, that wikipedia article is worth a visit for the fancy, and likely fanciful theories regarding the etymology of the word.

Grant Barrett November 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Thanks, David. I’ve added the new tags you’ve suggested.

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