Thursday, January 23, 2014

OBSCURE KILNS

There are many kilns throughout Japan that are unknown to many in and outside Japan. This is a working list of many lesser known kilns by prefecture, beginning in the north and working south and west. The kiln names have been gathered from many sources. For additional information on older kilns see "The World of Japanese Ceramics" by Herbert H. Sanders, "The Art of Japanese Ceramics" by Tsugio Mikami and "The Japanese Pottery Handbook" by Penny Simpson. Included in this list are old kilns that may no longer exist, local kilns that have long histories and newer kilns that have risen up in the last century. 

AOMORI
Hirosaki
Akudo

IWATE
Kokuji
Kuji 

AKITA
Naraoka

YAMAGATA
Shinjo
Hirashimizu

MIYAGI
Kirikobe
Tsutsumi


FUKUSHIMA
Tatenoshita
Aizu

NIIGATA
Aikawa
Sado/Mumyoi


TOCHIGI
Maganoshima
MIKAMO

TOKYO
Edo Banko
Kenzan Iriya
Korakuen
Sumidagawa
Edo Kikko
Toyama

SHIZUOKA
Shidoro

TOYAMA
Etchu Seto
Kosugi

ISHIKAWA
Ohi
Kasugayama


FUKUI
Hisaka
Oda


AICHI


GIFU

MIE
Akogi


KYOTO
Asahi 
Tango

 
SHIGA
Koshu
Rakurakuen
Shimoda
Takahara
Zeze

OSAKA
Kosobe
Takahara
Nanba
Kikko

NARA
Akahada

WAKAYAMA
Kairakuen
Otokoyama


HYOGO
Higashiyama
Mita
Sanda

TOTTORI
Kazuwa
Ushinoto

OKAYAMA
Mushiake
Shizutani

SHIMANE
Banshozan 
Daito
Fujina
Gotsu
Oda or Ota
Sesshu

HIROSHIMA
Himedani

YAMAGUCHI
Horikoshi

KAGAWA
Kankake 
Tomita

KOCHI
Nosayama
Odo


FUKUOKA
Asakura
Hikosan
Ichinose
Kangetsu
Noma
Sasada
Sue
Takaba



SAGA
Kuromuta
Shiinomine
Shiriaishi
Utsutsugawa


NAGASAKI

OITA
Onta
Tenryo 
Yabakei

MIYAZAKI


KUMAMOTO
Amakusa
Futagawa
Hirayama
Isshochi
Koda
Shodai
Uchisarayama
Yatsushiro

KAGOSHIMA
Chosa
Hirasa
Kushikino
Naeshirogawa
Tateno








Saturday, January 11, 2014

KOI-not ceramic but very fun!

This is not Japanese ceramic, it is made of cast iron, but it blends so well with my Japanese ceramic collection.  It is a lantern. I think it has a lot of character!