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Sora—Space, 18 in. (46 cm) in diameter, wood-fired stoneware, 2009.

Yasuhisa Kohyama: Shigaraki Icon

Posted On September 15, 2010 1 Comment

Shigaraki is undoubtedly the Japanese “heartland” of ceramics. Over 1200 years ago, the Emperor designated Shigaraki as the capital of Japan and in the next year he issued an Imperial Ordinance for the construction of a great Buddha. This was the origin of the province of Shigaraki, the birthplace of unglazed ceramics or Shigaraki-Yaki, one of the original six ancient styles.