Kanji for Shino: 志野 しの Shino
If you use the Kanji above to search Google, you will find Japanese
shinos that the word shino does not pick up.
These are the root kanji for Shino:
志 3B56 [2754:8e75] U5fd7
べ べし ゆき intention; plan; resolve; aspire; motive; hopes; shilling
野 4C6E [4478:96ec] U91ce
【ヤ ショ の の- T1 ずけ つけ ぬ plains; field; rustic; civilian life
In Momoyama Era(1570's - 1598), only feldspar was used as material
for Shino glaze. In Hiromi area, eastern part of Mt. Sanage, there are holes where feldspars were digged.
In Akazu, west of Mt. Sanage, there are holes where feldspars were
digged. Pottery with Shino glaze in Mino area is called generally "*Aka-Shino*"(Red Shino) because the work becomes red due to feldspar glaze which includes many iron. While,
Shino glaze in Akazu area is called generally "*Shiro-Shino*"(White Shino) because the work becomes white due to feldspar glaze which includes little iron.
* e-Shino (decorated, or "pictured" ware;
iron-oxide designs applied under shino glaze)
* muji Shino (plain white)
* aka-Shino (red Shino)
* beni Shino (red)
* nezumi Shino (gray or "mouse-colored");
designs carved into iron slip; piece covered by Shino glaze
Lee In Mashiko, Japan