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MASHIKO POTTERY

Mashiko is a town in
Tochigi Prefecture that has been made famous as a pottery centre since the arrival there of Hamada Shoji in 1930. It has been a centre of pottery from the Jomon and Yayoi periods but it was really in 1853 when Otsuka Keizaburo discovered clay at Otsusawa and built a kiln there that modern day making can be traced. Before Hamada’s arrival the pottery was utilitarian ware but since he gained international fame the area has attracted artist potters producing one off pieces. Today there are around 380 potters working in and around the town, with many originally from other parts of Japan and elsewhere.

 


 

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

 

 

SUDO Takeo – boxed vase

 

 

 


SOLD ITEMS

HAMADA Shinsaku – boxed yunomi

 

HAMADA Shinsaku – boxed yunomi

 

HAMADA Shoji – boxed chawan

 

HAMADA Tomoo – boxed vase

 

MASHIKO – traditional teapot

 

TAKEDA Toshio – boxed chawan

 

TAKEDA Toshio – boxed yunomi

 

GALLERY