Monday, October 22, 2012
I love the Obori Soma-yaki pottery with its typical crackle glaze and horse motif. Of course there is more to it than that but that is what I think of when hear Soma-yaki. After the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident the soma-yaki potters lost everything. Some have banded together to try to revive the craft. As far as I know things are still at a stand still and no pottery is yet being produced. I hope that this beautiful pottery will be able to be revived in the near future.
Many of the Soma wares are double walled. It is called "Niju-Yaki". The crackles on blue Porcelain are called Ao-hibi.
Added a sake cup to my collection-no mark
SUE TOKU KILN. 陶徳窯
This is not a piece that I own but was given permission to use these photos for this blog so that it can help others. Mr. Sue lost everything in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He tried to make a come back. He has since passed away.
KOZAN GAMA (幸山窯)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Nanzan yaki is made in Sano city, Tochigi Prefecture, along route 66. It is not a well known pottery style, being overshadowed by the more famous pottery of the prefecture, Mashiko yaki. It is none the less a pottery with a lovely rustic and earthy character.
|The writing in the pot design reads Nanzan Yaki|
Friday, June 1, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
|Satsuma Tanoura MARK|
|Vase box from the Tanoura Kiln 田の浦窯|
About Tanoura kiln
|Generic Satsuma MARK さつま|
|Satsuma Ryuho MARK 龍峰|
Tea cup made from ash from Sakura
Jima in Kagoshima
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sesshu-yaki is pottery of Shimane Prefecture. It is grouped with Iwami-yaki. Sesshu-yaki is a new style of Pottery, the kiln began in 1949 by Fukugou Tooru. His son, Fukugaou Tooru II, took over the kiln in 2001.
Love the "crackle"!!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Seto-yaki is the pottery of Seto, Aichi Prefecture. It is sometimes overlaps with Mino-yaki as the whole area is producing pottery. It is probably the most common pottery in Japan, especially for everyday tableware.
Ki-Seto cup and saucer by Suzuki Bakusen (鈴木麦仙) of Haruhi Gama (春日窯)
It is missing its lacquer lid. It measures 25.5 cm in diameter and is 11cm tall.
Modern Seto ware. This mark reads Aitou (愛陶)
Another Aitou mark found in bone script
ASUKA GAMA (飛鳥窯)
KATO GOTO (加藤五陶)
AZEKURA (藍染蔵 or あぜくら)
This company sells blue and white Japanese style dinnerware. The most common is the arabesque design (karakusa or tako karakusa). They like to revive old styles for modern tables.
The Seto region produces so much pottery that the Japanese often refer to everyday dishes as Seto-mono or things from Seto.
Kato Touzaburou MARK
The Bakuzan mark is the Kanji for wheat and mountain.
TERADA BIZAN 寺田美山
TOZABUROU GAMA (加藤 唐三郎 窯 )
SHOZAN GAMA (松山窯)
Shozan MARK (松山 )
I keep coming across a Seto mark that interested me. I began some research on it and have made some progress.
The one on the left is most likely read Asahi Gama (旭窯). This mark is associated with potter Shunji Hayashi (林春治).
In 1979 Mr. Hayashi opened a new kiln called Tsubaki Gama (椿窯, mark on the right). Because of multiple readings for the same Kanji character I am not 100% sure of the reading of the potters given name. I will update as I confirm this. His specialty is with blue and white sometsuke porcelain.
Seto City, Aichi Prefecture
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