Izushi-yaki is traditional Japanese white porcelain from Izushi Town, Hyogo Prefecture. Since Izushi-yaki has very mystic white color, it is known as ‘too white color porcelain’. The surface of it is very smooth, and the beauty of the smoothness is often compared to silk.
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The Outline of Shodai-yaki
Shodai-yaki is Japanese traditional pottery from Kumamoto Prefecture. Its name comes from the mountain located in the northern part of the prefecture – Mt. Shodai. The foot of this mountain has suitable soil for pottery, and the soil gives the pottery unique tastes, [...]
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What is Shitoro-yaki?
Shitoro-yaki is pottery with a tasteful austere design from Shizuoka Prefecture, and it is one of the admirable Japanese pottery. The kilns of Shitoro-yaki (also called as Shidoro-yaki) are famous as one of seven favorite kilns of Enshu Kobori, a notable expert in the [...]
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The Outline of Kokuji-yaki
Kokuji-yaki is a pottery from Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture. It is famous as a pottery which has smooth and beautiful white surface as if women’s skin. It has 200 years of history, and it is considered that its originator is Jiemon Kumagai. [...]
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History of Mashiko-yaki
Mashiko-yaki is a Japanese traditional pottery from Mashiko Town, Tochigi Prefecture. Compared to other Japanese pottery, Mashiko-yaki got established as it is today way much later. Potters in Mashiko Town have been baked pottery for ages. It is considered that the manufacture of present [...]