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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mishima, Yukio Originally Kimitake Hiraoka. 1925-1970. Japanese author best known for The Sea of Fertility (1970), a tetralogy which explores the development of modern Japanese ideals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slip inlay style of pottery adopted from Korea, probably in the 16th century.


Mishima pottery is named either after the Japanese Island of Mishima, where the original pottery was transported from Korea, or after a radiating character of almanacs made in Mishima, Japan. (Wiktionary)



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