21 Nov 2017 - 13:31
On a crisp fall Sunday, more than 5,300 people gathered for one of Okinawa’s largest science events. Excited chatter filled the halls at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)...
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8 Nov 2017 - 09:29
Dr. Jonathan Dorfan and Mrs. Renee Dorfan pose for a photo after the conferment at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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20 May 2016 - 14:53
The exhibition Ishigaki Blue, by Master Haruhiko Kaneko, opened on May 18th on the campus of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: News Article
The opening ceremony of Ishigaki Blue
20 May 2016 - 14:33
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Ishigaki Blue – a visitor walks by the artwork
20 May 2016 - 14:29
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18 May 2015 - 08:08
For generations, Okinawans potters have passed their expertise directly from master to student. There are no textbooks explaining how to make the beautiful pieces characteristic of Okinawa. Masters...
Type: News Article
Pottery Inside Kiln
15 May 2015 - 09:31
Masters place pieces at the front, middle or back of the chamber based on their clay composition and glaze colors. OIST researchers were able to use high-powered instruments to document what is in...
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Firing Schedule
15 May 2015 - 09:14
It takes a full three days and nights to fire the 13-chambered kiln. Teams work in shifts around the clock to feed the flames.
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Dani Analyzes Pottery
15 May 2015 - 09:11
OIST researcher Anya Dani uses a portable X-ray Florescence Spectrometer to analyze the composition of elements in a piece of pottery.
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Kitagama Kiln
15 May 2015 - 09:05
Kitagama “North Kiln” is a 13-chamber climbing kiln in Yomitan. It is the largest in Okinawa.
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Manning the Flames
15 May 2015 - 08:55
A pottery student monitors the size of the flames and adds more firewood every few minutes. It takes about four hours to fire each chamber. OIST researchers used thermometric chips inside the chamber...
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