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HAGI POTTERY

The city of
Hagi is situated on the coast of the Japan Sea in Yamaguchi Prefecture and produces a style of pottery exclusively devoted to the production of utensils for the Tea Ceremony.

The pottery tradition is said to have been started at the beginning of the Edo Period (1604)
by two Korean brothers, Ri Shakko and Ri Kei, who first fired in Matsumoto-Nakanokura near Hagi. These brothers were employed by the local warlord, Mori Terumoto, to produce ware for his use and to give as gifts. Kei’s son was given the Japanese name Saka Koraizaemon and together with his cousin he established the Fukagawa kiln. Members of the Saka family still work in Hagi today as do decedents of Miwa Kyusetsu, who established the Matsumoto kiln in 1663.

 

It is said that, after Raku, Hagi wares are the most prized of tea wares in Japan but due to the porosity of the clay and the traditional cracks of the glaze they do leak and their rough foot ring can cause havoc with polished or lacquered surfaces. The problem of leaking lessens with use as long as you remember to dry completely or it can be resolved by soaking items in a warm rice or corn starch solution and then drying. Why make things too easy?

 


 

WORK IN STOCK
Please note that potters names are shown with the family name first as is usual in
Japan.

 

 

YAMANE Seigan - bottle

 

YAMANE Seigan – boxed wari–kodai chawan


SOLD ITEMS
 

DEISHI Shibuya – wari-kodai summer chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed summer chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – summer chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed flared yunomi

 

DEISHI Shibuya - chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed tsu-tsu chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed Fuyu-Oni chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya - chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed Hanging vase

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed tsu-tsu chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed Fuyi-Oni chawan

 

DEISHI Shibuya – boxed decorated chawan

 

HIRANO Kyodo – boxed chawan

 

HIROSE Tanga – boxed chawan

 

KOMATSU Ken – Oni-Hagi chawan

 

 

 

 

KOYO Hayashi

 

MUKUHARA Kashun

 

SENGOKU Tetusin

 

TAKESITA Keizo – boxed vase

 

TAMAMURA Shogetsu I

 

TOMONAGA Shuei

 

UMEDA Toraku - chawan

 

YAMANE Seigan –boxed “Black Japan” chawan

 

YAMANE Seigan – footed bowl

 

YAMANE Seigan – yunomi

 

YAMANE Seigan - chawan

 

YAMANE Seigan - chawan

 

YAMANE Seigan – large boxed yunomi

YAMANE Seigan – Kairagi vase

 

YAMANE Seigan – boxed tsu tsu chawan

 

 

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