Monday, January 9, 2012

KASAMA YAKI (笠間焼)-Ceramics of Ibaraki Prefecture

Kasamayaki is from Ibaraki Prefecture.  It was influenced by a Shigarakiyaki potter when founded in 1772.

Kasamayaki Hashioki

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OTANI YAKI (大谷焼き)-Ceramics of Tokushima Prefecture

Otaniyaki originated from a potter from Kyushu named Bunemon in 1780. An official pottery kiln was established in 1781 but closed after a short time. Later a potter named Chuzo taught the art of pottery (large jars) to the people of Otani. Otani pottery has changed over the years but tends to be rustic in nature.