|Minoyaki medium sized bowl with Hijiri (ひじり) MARK|
|Minoyaki rice bowl Mitsumine (三峰) MARK|
Minoyaki is made in the Gifu Prefecture and has been since the 1500's. These samples were bought at Toki. The Mino group covers many different companies and artists. Many pieces from this area are just marked as Mino. Other Mino pottery will have the name of the company or indvidual artist.
Minoyaki is broken down into four main styles: Shino (including nezumi-shino), Oribe, Ki-seto(yellow) and kuro-seto (black). Then there is the everyday tableware that is also made in the Mino area.
DAIKICHI GAMA (大吉窯)
Shino bowl by Shusen Kiln. (秀泉窯) AKA Shusen Toen 秀泉陶苑
|Shino tea cups by Mizuno Moriyama|
|Shino plates Moriyama (守山) MARK|
These yunomi are made by the famous Shino potter Hidetake Ando who was designated a Gifu Prefecture- Important Prefectural Cultural Property in 2003
|Serving dish by Kawamura Sekizan|
|Kawamura Sekizan MARK|
|Small "okazu" side dish bowl- Kawamura Sekizan|
|Chikusai Kiln? (竹斎) MARK|
|Chikusai Kiln (竹斎) MARK|
|Ryuho Kiln (龍峰) MARK|
Ryuho is a Sanyo Toki brand for Japanese style dinnerware (和食器)