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Porcelain and its history

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Porcelain and its history

From Encyclopaedia Britannica Porcelain, vitrified pottery with a white, fine-grained body that is usually translucent, as distinguished from earthenware, which is porous, opaque, and coarser. The distinction between porcelain and stoneware, the other class of vitrified pottery material, is less clear. In China, porcelain is defined as pottery that is resonant when struck. In the West, it is a material that is translucent when held to the light. Neither definition is totally satisfactory: some heavily potted porcelains are opaque, while some thinly potted stonewares are somewhat translucent. The word porcelain is derived from porcellana, used by Marco Polo to describe...

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Maneki-Neko

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Maneki-Neko

What is Maneki-Neko. Literary translation from Japanese means beckoning cat. The tradition appeared in the 17th century in Japan. And since then you can see the Maneki-Neko all around the world. This charming figurine can be seen at the entrance to the restaurant, hotel, shop or any other business. Surprisingly the tradition didn't die in the 21st century. On the other hand you can see now so many different variations of Lucky cats! They can differ not only in color but also in a material used and sometimes its form. Traditional Maneki-Neko has some accessories - on the neck you...

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