Maruwa: AI power for porcelain

Devotees of Disney’s sprawling adaptation of James Clavell’s Shōgun will be enjoying a resurgence of interest in the culture of the samurai, with its unique combination of exquisite beauty and extreme violence which could take you from a perfect tea ceremony to a ritual disembowelment in a matter of minutes. Leading ceramic house Maruwa doesn’t trace its history all the way back to the days of Yoshi Toranaga, but it has been churning out the fine porcelain since the Edo period in the early 1800s...

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