Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Japanese Living National Treasures in Ceramics
Hamada Shoji-Mingei (folk pottery)
Ishiguro Munemaru-Iron glazes
Tomimoto Kenichi- Overglaze enamels
Kato Hajime-Overglaze enamel
Miwa Kyuwa(Kysetsu 10)-Hagi
Kondo Yuzo-Underglaze blue cobalt
Miwa Kyusetsu (11)-Hagi
Shimizu Uichi-Iron glaze
Kinjo Jiro-Yachimun (Okinawa)
Tamara Koichi-Iron design
Fujimoto Yoshimichi- Overglaze enamel
Imaizumi Imaemon (13)- Overglaze enamel
Shimaoka Tatsuzo-Mingei (Jomon zogan rope inlay)
Tokuda Yasokichi- (3)- Kutani Saiyu Jiki
Yamada Jozan (3)-Tokoname (tea pots)
Sakaida Kakiemon (14)- Overglaze enamel
Yoshida Minori-underglaze gold decoration
Ito Sekisui (5)-Mumyoi
Hara Kiyoshi-Iron glaze
Kato Kozo-Seto guro
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Toyo Toki Kokura Japan
The logo OCW refers to Oriental Ceramic Works, a precursor to Toto, set know for its washlet toilets and Toyotoki Kaisha. Toyo Toki Kaisha was an affiliate to the Morimura bros now known as Noritake.
See: http://morimura.co.jp/english/history/ , under 1917.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Nestled in the mountains near Hita city is a little pottery hamlet called Onta Sarayama . This is where Onta Yaki is made. It was an unknown craft until the 1920's when Yanagi Soetsu visited at the beginning of the Mingei movement. It is now one of the great places to see Japanese folk pottery. There are ten families that work the kilns there. All the work is done without modern machinery. The father hands down his skills to his son. Each kiln is allowed only two wheels. This enables future generations to have enough clay to continue on making Onta pottery. I enjoyed my visit to Onta Sarayama, enjoying the simple, natural ways that still remain.
Onta potters do not mark their work with anything but 小鹿田 (Onta).
This is a large plate! No marks.
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