Tobe Senzan Kiln
Located in the town of Tobe, Ehime Prefecture, Senzan Kiln uses traditional "Doro-gosu" paints to create powerful yet warm designs.
The most common pattern of Tobe ware is a simple indigo color on a warm white background. This indigo color is a paint called "Doro-gosu," which is a mixture of regular "Gosu" (indigo) and burnt mud to make it less gaudy and casual enough for everyday tableware.
Senzan Kiln creates works that suit modern life while preserving the good qualities of tradition. Tobe ware is durable and can be used for a very long time, which is why it is used in many restaurants.