Japanese emariware or porcelain have been unearthed at an excavation in Boljoon, Cebu, Philippines.
Ancient Japanese pottery in Boljoon town
Philippine Inquirer, 30 May 2011
A Japanese archaeologist confirmed the existence of 17th- to 19th-century Japanese ceramics in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, the first intact artifacts found in the country.
Dr. Takenory Nogami, a Japanese researcher from the Arita Museum of History, expressed excitement over the discovery of a large dish and a jarlet â€œemariwareâ€ or Japanese porcelain.
â€œThe recovered pieces in Boljoon are unique because it is still intact in the aquare,â€ Nogami told reporters in the Museo sa Sugbo last Saturday.
The pieces were discovered in 2009 through an excavation project of the Sumitomo Foundation-funded Boljoon Archaeological Project conducted by the University of San Carlos (USC) with the National Museum of the Philippines.