This article is about how celadon pottery was made during the 12th century. This is during the Koryo Dynasty period. It discusses how difficult it was to throw a pot, glaze, and fire them. The Koryo Dynasty period had a strong Buddhist influence which shaped its culture. This fine pottery was typically used by the Buddhist during their many ritual ceremonies and by Kings for daily use or fine art. This connects to a single shard by pottery. Since my book is about the 12th century celadon pottery was the main thing. Potters had a though life to just like min.
The Southern part of Korea is located on the Korean peninsula which includes 3000 islands. Korea was influenced by nearby countries: China, Mongolia, Russia and Japan in their cultural development. Koreans were ruled by dynasties until 1910. The people lived in thatched roofs in rural areas or had a clay tiled roof in more wealthier areas. There were rooms for women, men and servants. This connects to my book because its setting is in Korea. It also connects to Mins house because it describes what the houses looked like. It also describes the land just like the book.
Tree-ear an 12 year old boy orphan who wants to be a potter like min but he will need to get the potters trust. So he decides to work for the potter min let him work not on the wheel then min sends him with vases to the capital of Korea to have his work published, during his travel he encounters dangers and when he his there he is left with a single shard and the embassy accepted and min now trusts him and he became a potter.