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

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