Thursday, March 29, 2012

AKAHADA YAKI (赤肌焼き)-Ceramics of Nara Prefecture


Kumidashi tea cups by Hiraku Ogawa




Akahada Mark
Akahada Pottery is from Nara Prefecture which began in 1573. It was one of the seven kilns favored by the great tea master Kobori Enshu. The most common design of AKAHADA is probably the simplistic drawings in primary colors of common life including houses, people, flowers and animals. The drawings are referred to as Nara-e, or Nara pictures. 

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