Onta & koishiwara ware

Onta ware
The history of Onta ware began about 300 years ago. In the quiet village of Hita City in Oita Prefecture, Japan, the tradition has continued uninterrupted.It is made of a sturdy red clay base and decorated with earthy colors using decorative clay and glaze.It looks thick and heavy but when you actually hold it, it is not so heavy. The clay used is reddish and rich in iron. The various shapes and patterns expressed by the glaze give the pottery a simple and warm feeling.The reason why Onta ware is said to be one of the most valuable pottery in Japan is that it is made by hand, not by machine, and with the help of nature, which has remained almost unchanged since 300 years ago. While other pottery producing regions have been mechanizing their production, here all processes are done by hand by the entire family.

Koishiwara ware
Koishiwara ware has a history of about 350 years, and is pottery made in the Koishiwara area of Azuma Village, Asakura County, Fukuoka Prefecture.It has a simple, chunky clay texture and is easy to use from a practical standpoint. Lately, it has been gaining popularity for its well-designed white vessels and modern patterns.

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Kutani ware

The vivid designs created by the five unique colors of Kutani ware make you feel happy just by looking at them.The craftsmanship has been handed down for over 350 years.

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Beauty of natural texture with great attention to detail. Craftsmanship rooted in 400 years of history and people's lives.

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High durability and heat retention with beautiful blue patterns. Designated as a "national tradition craft ". These works gently color the dining table.

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A form that brings out the beauty of the wood grain. The technique of lacquer handed down for 400 years.

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Collaborations between the richly forested climate of Japan and craftsmen who know the characteristics of wood. Once you hold one in your hand, you will notice the obvious difference.