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Pottery Primer - More Than 40 Styles Explained
More than 40 Styles
Nearly 200 Photos

Box: Don't Throw Out
Caring for Your Pot
How to Tie the Box
Tips on Pot Display
The Foot - Kodai

Sake Vessels Story Menu
Various stories
Various artists


Entire Listing of Potters on One Page

Guinomi by Kato TokuroSite pages organized by ceramic style and topic.
Stories by Robert Yellin. JT = Japan Times
Stories by
Aoyama Wahei = AW

Agano Ware
Agano Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Antique Pottery Fairs in Japan
Fairs and Flea Markets
Heiwajima Antique Fair
Shinwa Auction

Arita Ware (Saga Prefecture)
Colorful overglazed porcelain made in Arita Area
Arita Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Miyazaki Yusuke (Porcelain, Sometsuke, Aka-e)
Mochimaru Fusako (Figures, Black Pottery)

Asahi Ware
Matsubayashi Family (15 Generations of Asahi Pottery)

Award Winners
Awards, Japan Ceramic Society, Since 1954 (Photo Tour)
Awards 2004 - Japan Ceramic Society (Photo Tour)
Awards 2003 - Japan Ceramic Society (Photo Tour)
Awards 2002 - Japan Ceramic Society (Photo Tour)
Awards 2002 - Japan Ceramic Society (Commentary)
Awards 2001 - Japan Ceramic Society (Ogawa M.) JT
Awards 2001 - Japan Ceramic Society (Photo Tour)
Awards 2001 - Japan Ceramic Society (Commentary)
Awards 2001 - Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibition 16th Biennial
Awards 2003 - Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibition 17th Biennial
Awards 2005 - Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibition 18th Biennial
Awards 2000 - Japan Ceramic Society JT
Awards 2000 - Mashiko (Hamada, Kamoda Prize) JT
Honoho Rankings 2004 Photo Tour (47 pics)
Honoho Rankings 2001 - Japan's Most Important and Popular Artists
Living National Treasures (Photo Tour)

Avant Garde, Contemporary
Awards 2001 - Asahi Grand Prix Award 2001 (up and coming artists) JT
Awards 2001 - Ibaraki Ceramic Art (contemporary) JT
Awards 2001 - Ibaraki Ceramic Art (Photo Tour)
Rokubee Kiyomizu VIII (Avant Garde) JT

Bizen Ware (Okayama Prefecture)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns. Unglazed ware usually fired with red pine wood.
Abe Anjin
Abe Anjin Exhibition
Abe Anjin, Bizen History AW
Bizen Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Bizen Markings - Kamajirushi
Bizen Photo Essay
Bizen Town - A Walk Around Bizen Town
Harada Shuroku (Ko-Bizen) JT
Harada Shuroku Sake Vessels (Bizen)
Isezaki Jun
Isezaki Jun (Bizen) JT
Kakurezaki Ryuichi (Bizen Anagama)
Kakurezaki Ryuichi (Bizen Unchained)
Kakurezaki Ryuichi Exhibition (Bizen 2001)
Kakurezaki Ryuichi Exhibit (Bizen 2002)
Kaneshige Michiaki Sake Vessels
Mitsuru Isezaki
Mori Togaku, His Art and Kilns
Shimamura Hikaru (Bizen) JT
Six Old Kilns of Japan Exhibition
Suehiro Manabu
Wakimoto Hiroyuki (Bizen) JT

Black Seto (Mino Ware, Gifu Prefecture)
This stoneware is called setoguro in Japanese.
It is a type of Mino ware - see Mino below.
Black Seto (Setoguro) Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Kato Yasukage
Matsuzaki Ken Exhibit
Tsujimura Shiro (Black Chawan Exhibition)
Tsujimura Shiro (Black Chawan) JT
Yamada Kazu Sake Vessel
Yoshida Yoshihiko

Books on Ceramics
Book Guide
Books on Sake Vessels
Fujioka Shuhei
Kaneko Kenji
Richard Wilson (Kenzan Specialist, Art Historian)

Celadon (Seiji)
Bisqued-fired glazed ware that originated in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1270). One of the most difficult styles to master even today.
Celadon Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Minegishi Seiko Sake Vessels (Tochigi)
Minegishi Seiko Exhibition (Tochigi)
Minegishi Seiko (Tochigi)
Minegishi Seiko - Interview with the Artist (Celadon)
Miura Koheiji (Sado Island)
Uraguchi Masayuki World Debut Exhibit at EY-NET

Chawan (Tea Bowls)
See "Tea Vessels" below for more links
Ajiki Hiro (Chawan Exhibit)
Atsuo Akai (Chawan Collector)
Chawan - The Soul of a Bowl JT
Kato Yasukage (Chawan, Gifu)
Tsujimura Shiro (Black Chawan Exhibition)
Tsujimura Shiro (Black Chawan) JT

Cheese-Cloth Impressed
Yoshimura Toshimi (Cheese-cloth Impressed, Pastel)

Contemporary Japanese Pottery
See "Avant Garde" above

Echizen Ware (Fukui Prefecture)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns. Unglazed, high-fired ware. Large jars are staple products of the Echizen area even today.
Cohen, Reiko
Echizen Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Kumano Kuroemon (Echizen)
Kumano Kuroemon (Sake Vessels)

Female Ceramists
See "Women" below.

Folk Crafts, Folk Ware
See "Mingei" or "Mashiko" below.

Foreign Potters
Bezanson, Thomas (American Potter) JT
Cohen, Reiko and Ben - Echizen Artist
Dix, John (American Practicing in Japan) JT
Foreigners (non-Japanese), Japanese Techniques JT
Froese, Robert (Canadian Potter) JT
Hewitt, Mark (Interview with American Potter from North Carolina)
Hewitt, Mark (Grave Markers)
Hewitt, Mark JT
Lehman, Dick (American Potter)
Milgrim, Richard (American Potter)
Shapiro, Jeff (American Potter)

Guinomi (Sake Drinking Cups)
Guinomi - Sake Shapes Guide
Guinomi - Sake Vessels Stories

Hagi Ware (Yamaguchi Prefecture)
A glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated from Korea.
Atsuo Akai - Chawan Collector
Hagi Artists - A Look at Three Potters
Hagi Ware: 400 Years (Exhibition)
Hagi Explained - Pottery Primer
Kaneta Masanao - Photo Tour, 2003 Exhibit
Living National Treasures
Miwa Kazuhiko Exhibition
Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Hagi) JT
Miwa Kyusetsu XII (Hagi) JT
Reshaping Japan's Ceramic Scene
Shiwa Auction (platter by Tahara Tobee Xll)

Hakuji (White Porcelain)
See Porcelain Below.
Kimura Yoshiro (White Porcelain, Hakuji)

Generic term for porcelain made in Hizen area (Kyushu, Nagasaki and Saga Prefectures)

Honoho Geijutsu - Stories by Robert Yellin
Complete listing of stories on Sake Vessels written for this popular Japanese magazine. Stories in English.

Ido Ware (Tea Bowls)
See "Hagi" above; originally made in Korea in the 15th century.
Ido Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Iga (Mie Prefecture)
Unglazed, high-fired ware. Characteristics of Iga are scorch markings (koge) and a natural flowing vitrified glaze (biidoro).
Abe Hitoshi (Shigaraki, Iga, Shino) JT
Fujioka Shuhei (Iga) JT
Furutani Michio Memorial (Iga and Shigaraki)
Furutani Michio - Anagama King (Iga Shigaraki)
Furutani Michio - Anagama Work (Iga Shigaraki)
Iga Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Kanzaki Shiho (Shigaraki & Iga) JT
Nagaoka Masami Exhibition (Shigaraki, Iga)
Nakatsuka Takaya Exhibition (Karatsu, Iga)
Nakatsuka Takaya Kiln Unloading (Karatsu, Iga)
Sugimoto Sadamitsu (Shigaraki, Iga)

Ikomi (Curved Forms, Modern Technique)
Celebrated as a delicate technique, Ikomi is a thoroughly modern technique within ceramic history. Unpredictable curved forms caused during firing play a fundemental role in the Ikomi process.
Nagae Shigekazu
Nagae Shigekazu in Munich

Imari (Saga Prefecture; type of Porcelain)
Imari Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Imari's Heritage

Irabo Ware
Irabo Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Iro-e (Overglazed Enamel)
Living National Treasures (some photo examples shown here)

Izu Blue Ware
Amano Masao (Pioneer of Clay, Izu Blue)

Japan Times - Stories written by Robert Yellin
Complete Index of Stories

Jomon Style, Jomon Period
Pottery made before 300 B.C., characterized by chord-marked designs.
Pottery Timeline
Jomon Pottery - Clay Figures
Jomon Fire Festival in Iwate Prefecture

Kakiemon Porcelain (type of Porcelain)
Colorful decorative scheme on porcelain ware. The technique draws heavily on Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelains and is credited with being made in Japan by the first Sakaida Kakiemon around 1644.
Kakiemon Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Kamajirushi (kiln markings, or trademarks, of potter or kiln)
Kamajirushi -- Bizen Markings
Kamajirushi -- Karatsu Markings
Kamajirushi - Seto Markings (including Sometsuke Porcelain)
Kamajirushi - Porcelain Markings on Export Ware

Kamiya Norio (Kamiya-Yaki) JT

Karatsu (Saga Prefecture)
High-fired ceramic well known for its underglaze iron paintings which were influenced by Korean pottery.
Karatsu Treasures Exhibit Review (JT)
Karatsu Treasures at Idemitsu Museum (60 pics)
Karatsu Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Karatsu Markings - Kamajirushi
Nakagawa Jinenbo (Karatsu, Chawan, Oku-Korai) JT
Nakatsuka Takaya Exhibition (Karatsu, Iga)
Nakatsuka Takaya Kiln Unloading (Karatsu, Iga)
Nakazato (Taroemon) Family Dynasty
Tsuji Seimei (Karatsu, Shigaraki) JT

Kenzan Style (see Kyo-Yaki below; named after Kenzan Ogata)
Style that originated in the 17th century and is associated with the work of Kenzan Ogata, a student of Ninsei Nonomura. See "Kyo-Yaki" for more.

Keshiki (Ceramic Landscapes)
Keshiki - Ceramic Landscapes (Photo Tour)

Kiln Guide
Kato Kozo - Resurrecting 16th Century Techniques
Mori Togaku, His Art and Kilns

See "Zogan" below.

Ki-Seto (Yellow Seto, Type of Mino Ware)
Kagami Shukai (Ki-Seto, Tea Utensils)
Ki-Seto Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Kinrande (Gold Enameled Porcelain)
Kinrande Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Ono Jiro

Kiseru (Pipes, Long History in Tea Ceremony)
Suzuki Goro

Ko-Bizen (Old Bizen)
See Bizen Above

Kodai (The Foot)
Foot - The Kodai

Kofuki (Special Term for Samon's Work)
Takahashi Samon (Kofuki)

Kohiki (See Korea Below)
Style based on Korea Yi Dynasty Punch'ong wares. An iron-rich clay body covered with a white slip and then a translucent glaze.
Kohiki Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Korea, Korean Influence (see Mishima below)
Please see our
Pottery Guidebook, which explains over 40 pottery styles. You will be amazed at the grand influence of Korea on Japanese pottery.
Kobayashi Togo (Korean Yi Dynasty Ceramics)
Korea - World Ceramic Exposition 2001
Korean Influence on Japanese Pottery (Hagi)
Koreans Who Potted in Kyushu JT

Kouki (Term Meaning Fragrant Feeling)
Kondo Takahiro Exhibition (Kyoto, Blue Color)
Kondo Takahiro in New York (Kyoto, Blue Color)

Kuro-Oribe (Black Oribe, Mino Ware)
Takauchi Shugo
Tsujimura Shiro

Kutani (Ishikawa Pref., Colorful Porcelain)
Kutani ware has a long history of 400 years and is well known for its colorful overglazed enamel decorations.
Kutani Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Tokuda Yasokichi III (Kutani Porcelain) JT
Yoshita Yukio (Kutani, 2003 Exhibit) AW

Kyo-yaki (Kyoto Style, Edo Period)
Overglazed Enamel Wares. High-fired ceramics and porcelain made in Kyoto. The style originated in the 17th century and is associated with the work of two men in particular -- Ninsei Nonomura and his student, Kenzan Ogata.
Kyo-yaki Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Interview with Richard Wilson (Kenzan Specialist, Art Historian)

Kyusu (teapots - see "Tea" below)

Living National Treasures (LNT)
Photo Tour of All Winners
Critique of the LNT System by Aoyama Wahei

Mashiko Ware (Tochigi Prefecture); See MINGEI below
See "Mingei" below. Name of a town outside of Tokyo that is famous as a folk-craft village. It is also the home of the famous Mingei potter Hamada Shoji.

Mingei (Folk Ware)
The term mingei (folk art) was coined by Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961) in 1926 to refer to common crafts that had been brushed aside and overlooked by the industrial revolution.
Awards 2000 - Mashiko Ceramics (Awards) JT
Hamada Shoji (Folk Ware, Mingei, Mashiko)
Hamada Shoji's Reference Collection Museum
Hamada Tomoo (Folk Ware) JT
Hewitt, Mark - American Mingei Potter
Kamoda Shoji (Sue Wares, Ash Glaze, Mashiko)
Kawai Kanjiro (Mingei) JT
Kawai Kanjiro Museum in Kyoto (Mingei)
Matsuzaki Ken (Mashiko-based)
Mingei Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Mingeikan - Japan Folk Crafts Museum
Sakuma Totaro (Mashiko, Mingei) JT
Shimaoka Tatsuzo Exhibition (Mingei, LNT)
Tomimoto Kenkichi (Photo Tour, 33 Photos) JT
Yanagi Soetsu (Mingei) JT

Mino Wares (Gifu Prefecture)
The four Mino styles (Shino, Oribe, Setoguro, and Ki-seto) relate almost exclusively to the tea ceremony.
Arakawa Toyozo Museum
Arakawa Toyozo Photo Tour
History - Mino Momoyama JT
Kato Kageaki, Kato Seizo (Mino Legends) JT
Kato Kozo (Mino, Gifu)
Kato Kozo & Sakai Kobu (Shino) JT
Kato Kozo - Resurrecting 16th Century Techniques
Kato Seizo, Kato Kageaki (Mino Legends) JT
Kato Tokuro JT
Kato Tokuro Photo Tour
Kato Yasukage (Seto, Mino, Shino, Oribe, Chawan, Gifu)
Kato Yasukage (Mino, 2002 Exhibition)
Matsuzaki Ken Exhibit (Mashiko, Shino, Oribe, Setoguro)
Milgrim, Richard (American Potter)
Mino Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Mino for the Modern World (Major Exhibit, 2004) JT
Suzuki Goro (Mino Wares, Yobitsugi)
Takauchi Shugo (Mashiko Mino Master)
Tsukamoto Haruhiko (Green Oribe Glaze, Gifu)
Yoshida Yoshihiko (Mino) JT

A style based on the "rope curtain" designs of 15th-16th-century Korean Punch'ong stoneware. The Japanese city of Mishima (Shizuoka Prefecture) has nothing to do with production of this pottery style.
Abe Hitoshi
Mishima Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Mishima Pottery JT
Saeki Moriyoshi (Mishima, Zogan) JT

Mino Momoyama Pottery
Momoyama Revival (Exhibition Review)

Ito Sekisui V - Living National Treasure

Nabeshima (Type of Porcelain)
Nabeshima Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Toguri Museum - Nabeshima Exhibition

Neriage (Marbled Wares)
Neriage Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Ninsei (Nonomura Ninsei)
High-fired ceramics and porcelain wares produced in Kyoto. The style originated in the 17th century and is associated with the work of Ninsei Nonomura.
Ninsei and Kyo-yaki Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Design and applied arts exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce.
Itaya Hazan (Noten) JT

Ohi Wares (Style and Family Name)
Ohi Toshio (Ohi-Yaki) JT
Ohi Yaki Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Takiguchi Kazuo (Organic) JT

Oribe (See Mino Ware Above)
Kato Yasukage (Green Oribe)
Kako Katsumi (Green-Ash Glaze)
Matsuzaki Ken (Mashiko, Shino, Setoguro)
Oribe Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Oribe Overseas (Oribe Furuta, Noguchi Isamu, Exhibits, NYC) JT
Oribe Overseas 2003 JT
Suzuki Goro (Oribe in LA, 25 photos) JT
Takauchi Shugo - Mashiko Mino Master
Tsukamoto Haruhiko (Green Oribe Glaze)


Porcelain (
visit our Pottery Guidebook for full details)
See listings for Arita (colorful overglazed ware), Imari, Kakiemon (5-color decorative), Kinrande (gold enameled), Nabeshima (graceful), Kutani (colorful porcelain), Hakuji (white porcelain), Seihakuji (bluish white porcelain).
Akira Ishihara (Porcelain) JT
Fujimoto Yoshimichi (Porcelain) JT
Fukami Sueharu (White Porcelain or Seihakuji)
Imari's Heritage
Kawaguchi Jun (Porcelain) JT
Kawaguchi Jun (Contemporary, Porcelain)
Kato Tsubusa - White Porcelain
Kimura Yoshiro (White Porcelain, Hakuji)
Koto Yaki (Rare Edo/Meiji Period Porcelain)
Kubota Yasuyoshi (White Porcelain)
Markings on Porcelain Export Ware
Mori Ichizo (Aka-e, Porcelain)
Nagaoka Ami - Cobalt Blue Procelain JT
Ojio Kaoru (Procelain, Gifu)
Ono Jiro (Kinrande Gold-Enamel Porcelain)
Porcelain Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Shimada Fumio (Porcelain) JT
Tokuda Yasokichi III (Kutani Porcelain) JT
Toyofuku Makoto Exhibition (Overglazed Enamel)
Trademarks on Porcelain Export Ware (outside link)
Uchida Koichi - (White Porcelain, Hakuju)
Yoshida Akira (Mishima, Hakeme, Porcelain)

Raku (Family Name & Style Name)
Chojiro was the originator of Raku in the early Momoyama period in Kyoto.
Raku-Yaki Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Rokkouyo (Six Old Kilns)
There are six main schools, or kilns, in Japan, some dating back to the twelfth century. They are Bizen, Echizen, Seto, Shigaraki, Tamba, and Tokoname (see entry for each). The term "rokkouyo" is out of date and in a sense not true. At least 77 other ancient kiln sites belonging to the Sue tradition (5th to 12th centuries) have been discovered, leaving the "six old kiln"theory in the shard pile. For more on this topic, please see our
Pottery Guidebook.

Saimon-ki (Colorful Vessls)
Sugiura Yasuyoshi (Saimon-ki) JT

Saiseki-zogan (Patterns Appear Stiched in Clay)
Kishi Eiko (Saiseki-zogan)
New York City Galleries

Sake Cups (see Guinomi above)

Sake Flasks (Tokkuri)
Tokkuri - Sake Vessels
Tokkuri - Sake Shapes Guide

Sake Vessels
Sake Shapes Guide (Photo Tour)
Sake Vessels - Main Story Menu (various artists)

Sansai (Nara Sansai Three-Color Ware)
Sansai Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Sculptural Forms
Suzuki Osamu (Sodeisha, Sculptural Forms)

Seihakuji (Bluish White Porcelain)
Fukami Sueharu
Seihakuji Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Seiji (see "Celadon" above)

Seto (Aichi and Gifu Prefectures)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns.
High-fired ware made in Japan since the 14th century.
Seto Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Seto Markings - Kamajirushi
Yamada Kazu Sake Vessel (Black Seto)

Setoguro (See Black Seto Above)

Shigaraki (Shiga Prefecture)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns. High-fired unglazed ware famous for its ash deposits and distinctive forms.
Shigaraki Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Abe Hitoshi (also Iga, Shino) JT
Abe Hitoshi Sake Vessels (also Shino)
Abe Hitoshi Exhibition (also Shino)
Furutani Michio - Remembering Him (Iga and Shigaraki)
Furutani Michio - Anagama King (Iga and Shigaraki)
Furutani Michio - Anagama Work (Iga and Shigaraki)
Kanzaki Shiho (Shigaraki & Iga) JT
Kohyama Yasuhisa (Shigaraki Master)
Kohyama Yasuhisa JT
Koyama Kiyoko (Shigaraki) JT
Nagaoka Masami Exhibition (Shigaraki, Iga)
Shigaraki (Great Shigaraki Exhibition)
Six Old Kilns
Sugimoto Sadamitsu (Shigaraki, Iga)
Tsuji Seimei (Karatsu, Shigaraki) JT

Shino Ware (See Mino Wares Above)
Shino was first Japanese white-glazed pottery with iron-oxide brush markings; most decoration on pottery up until that time had been carved, incised or appliqued. General characteristic of Shino is small pinholes called suana (nest holes), which tea masters favored and termed yuzuhada, or citron skin. Often uses milky-white feldspar glaze.
Arakawa Toyozo Photo Tour
Abe Hitoshi Sake Vessels (Shino and Shigaraki)
Abe Hitoshi Exhibition (Shino and Shigaraki)
History - Kato & Sakai JT
Kagami Shukai
Kato Kozo
Kato Tokuro Photo Tour
Kobayashi Junko (Shino Ware) JT
Sakai Kobu & Kato Kozo (Shino) JT
Shino Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Yoshida Yoshihiko Exhibition

Shirokesho (White Slip)
Yoshida Yoshihiko Exhibit
Yoshida Yoshihiko Sake Vessels (Hakeme)

Shokki (Tableware)
Ohmichi Masao (Crockery)

Shuki (see "Sake Vessels" above)

Sodeisha Movement (Objet de art)
Sodeisha, alongside its antithesis the Mingei movement, is one of the most influential ceramic groups ever formed in Japan. Three young Kyoto ceramists, Kazuo Yagi (1918-1979), Hikaru Yamada (b.1924), and Osamu Suzuki (b.1926) were the force behind Sodeisha and it was their visions that have set the course for ceramic non-functional forms (purely sculptural forms) in Japan ever since. The movement traces its roots to 1948. Their sculptural forms rebelled against the Tea mentality of traditional Kyoto and in the beginning none of their works had functional intents.
Leaders of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (Photo Tour)
Leaders of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (More Commentary)
Reshaping Japan's Ceramic Scene
Suzuki Osamu (Sodeisha, Sculptural Forms)

Sometsuke (Cobalt Blue Underglaze)
Seto Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Seto Markings - Kamajirushi

Sue or Sueki (style prominent in 5th to 12th Centuries)
Japan's first high-fired wares. Japan's Six Old Kilns (Seto, Tokoname, Echizen, Bizen, Shigaraki, and Tamba) all derived in one way or another from the sueki tradition. See our
POTTERY TIMELINE for much more on Sueki.
Kamoda Shoji (Sue Wares, Ash Glaze, Mashiko)

Takatori Ware
Takatori Explained - Pottery Guidebook

Tamba (or Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns. Originated in the medieval period, and is typically a style used for storage jars and vases.
Tamba Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Tamba Potter Ichino Masahiko

Tanegashima Nanban
Koyama Fujio (Tanegashima Nanban) JT

Tea Vessels, Bowls, Pots, Utencils
Raku first, Hagi second, Karatsu third. This is an old tea adage here in Japan and still holds true to an extent even today. See "CHAWAN" above for more.
Ajiki Hiro (Chawan Exhibit)
Kagami Shukai (Ki-Seto, Tea Utensils)
Tanabe Museum Exhibit - Modern Tea Forms
Tsujimura Shiro Black Chawan
Yamada Emu (Tea Pots, Tokoname)
Yamada Emu (Interview with the Artist)
Yoshida Yoshihiko (Chawan, Tea, Zen) JT
Yunomi - Tea Terms

Temmoku or Tenmoku
Japanese Buddhist monks brought Temmoku wares made at kilns in Fujian Province in the 13th century back to Japan. The two main types are ouhen Temmoku (changes within the kiln) and Yuteki Temmoku (oil-spot effect).
Temmoku Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Kamada Koji (Temmoku, Kyoto)

Tokkuri (See Sake Flasks Above)

Tokoname (Aichi Prefecture, Sanage Region)
One of Japan's Six Old Kilns. Tokoname is a high-fired ash-glazed ware made in Aichi Prefecture (in the region formerly known as Sanage). Originated sometime in the 9th century
Tokoname Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Yamada Emu (Tea Pots, Tokoname)
Yamada Emu (Interview with the Artist)

Many potters and kilns use special markings that identify their work. These markings are called Kamajirushi.
Bizen Kamajirushi
Karatsu Kamajirushi
Seto Kamajirushi

Tsuchi-aji (Clay Flavor)
Clays - Pottery Guidebook

Up and Coming Artists
Asahi Grand Prix Award 2001 (up-and-coming) JT

Utsuwa (Tableware
Utsuwa - Tableware JT
Ohmichi Masao (Crockery)

Women Artists
Hayashi Mamiko, Porcelain JT
Kishi Eiko (Saiseki Zogan)
Ogawa Machiko JT
Ogawa Machiko (Photo Tour of Her Work)
Reiko Cohen, Echizen Artist

High-fired under-glazed stoneware.
Bizen and Shigaraki are examples of yakishime pottery.
Yakishime Explained - Pottery Guidebook
Mihara Ken Exhibit (Stoneware Photo Tour)
Mihara Ken - Interview with the Artist
Reshaping Japan's Ceramic Scene
Shapiro Jeff Exhibition (Yakishime, New York)
Yoshisuji Keiji - Yakishime Artist
Yoshisuji Keiji (Yakishime, Anagama) JT

Yayoi Style, Yayoi Period
300 B.C. to 300 A.D. Use of finer alluvial clays to produce thin-walled shapes. See our
POTTERY TIMELINE for more, including photos.

Yobitsugi (Grafting)
Suzuki Goro (Mino Wares, Yobitsugi)

Youhen (See Temmoku Above)

Yunomi (Tea Cups - See "Tea Bowls" Above)
Yunomi - Tea Terms

Yuteki (Oil-Spot Effect - See "Temmoku" Above)

Zakkai (Ordinary Crockery)

Zogan (Elegant Pottery)
Nakamura Takuo (Zogan, Kirei-Sabi) JT
Nakamura Takuo & Yoshita Yukio (Kirei-Sabi) JT
Saeki Moriyoshi (Mishima, Zogan) JT
Yoshita Yukio & Nakamura Takuo (Kirei-Sabi) JT


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