This help section has been mainly established to help Kutani Web site Members to navigate inside the database and be able to find more easily the requested information.
The subject is not easy, especially when we have to deal with Japanese names. In fact for certain names we are not able to know what the proper pronunciation was!
Also end of Edo or early Meiji, education was not up to today’s standard, old kanji were still in use, some time with simplified or wrong writing which renders translation or just reading very difficult.
Finally, Meiji period saw a sudden large development of Kutani painters, many were just part time painters and remain obscure even they had very high talent.