Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kiln Hopping 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇

I have visited many kilns in Japan, so many that I can't recall all of them. I will include the ones I have documented and/or have pictures of. I will add more as I find more records.



AGANO
Jono-gama
Koshin-gama

Takada-gama

ARITA

Fukagawa-Seiji (深川製磁)














Genemon (源右衛門)





















Kakiemon (柿右衛門)











Koransha (香欄社)













Seika/Shin-gama (しん窯) 


















ASAHI (朝日) Uji-Kyoto

Matsubayashi Hosai













BIZEN (備前)

Korakuen (Kimura Yukei)















 HAGI (萩)

             Tamamura Shogetsu Gama


KARATSU (唐津)








I did not get to a kiln, but this store in town had products from 35 kilns in Karatsu. 

KIYOMIZU-KYOTO (清水)

Unrakugama-gama (雲楽窯)











Yamato Toen


KODA (高田)

Agano-gama (上野窯)



Denshichi-gama (伝七窯)

KOISHIWARA
Marudai-gama
Maruwa-gama


KUTANI (九谷)

Kosen 



MIYJIMA/OSUNA

Kawahara Tosai-gama

OTANI

Yano Toen

Mori-Gama

SHIGARAKI

Ogawa Kenzo-gama


Tanikan-gama



TAKATORI

Takatori Hon-gama
Takatori Hassan


Kamei Miraku





TANBA

Chindai-gama

Chiyoichi Tokan



Nobori-gama

HAGI








Sunday, July 27, 2014

MATSUSHIRO-YAKI (松代焼)-Ceramics of Nagano Prefecture

Matsushiro pottery is considered a folk pottery or mingei. In "Folk Kilns I" by Hiroshi Mizuo he explains some of the history of this style. It began in 1816 making all the needed wares for the local area. Many kilns were driven out of business by the mass producing kilns and the opening of the railroads.
Since I bought this about twenty years ago I know that at least one kiln remains!



MATSUI GAMA (松井窯)







           MATSUI Gama MARK