Sunday, September 29, 2013

AGANO YAKI (上野焼き)-Ceramics of Fukuoka Prefecture

Agano Yaki has a history that dates back to 1602. It was one of the seven favored styles of pottery of the great tea master, architect and garden designer Kobori Enshu. 


Tea Bowl by Koushin Gama (庚申窯)


Agano Bowl
Mark used by Hosho c1800, currently used by the Shiragawa kiln


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KOZURU GEN

Agano yaki tea cup by Kozuru Gen (高鶴元)


*Gen Kozuru wrote the Agano & Takatori volume in the Famous Ceramics of Japan series by Kodansha International in 1981.


Generic Agano Yaki (no marks)


AGANO KILNS (Kama or gama)

Aoyagi Furoen
Fuji gama
Hachiman gama
Hotta gama
Jono gama
Kajiwara gama
Kajiwara hongama
Koshin gama
Koushyu gama
Kouzuru gama
Kumagae hongama
Mamoru gama
Motohiko gama
Muzou gama
Nakamura gama
Seizan gama
Shibanoto gama
Shirakawa gama
Shouryuu gama
Takada gama
Takanashi gama
Tengo gama
Totoki gama
Watari gama

There are additional kilns in Kawara town called AGANO KAWARA YAKI

http://aganoyakikawara.wix.com/aganoyaki


                                                              Kawara (香春) MARK



      

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