I went to visit Eki noriko's porcelains exhibition in Keio Department Store, Shinjuku, TOKYO
I bought Eki noriko's porcelains. Eki noriko lives Mashiko-machi Haga-gun, Tochigi, Japan.
The pottery's that I bought coler is like beautiful sea's blue.
Keio Department Store, Shinjuku, TOKYO(6th floor) is good to meet with Japanese famous pottery shops-大倉陶園(Okura Touen)・源右衛門（Gen-emon porcelain）・ノリタケ(Noritake)・深川製磁.
I recomend if you want to go to Japanese famous pottery shops in Tokyo at
I went Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum* in Mashiko. The Museum exhibits many items that the potter Shoji Hamada. Shōji Hamada (1894–1978) was a Japanese potter. He in 1955 became the first person to be designated a Living National Treasure. Hamada was impressed by a Tokyo exhibition of ceramic art by Bernard Leach. Hamada accompanied Leach to England in 1920. In 1924, Shoji Hamada, came to settle in Mashiko. He promoted the Folk Crafts Movement with Soetsu Yanagi. They pursued...
I went an excibition “Yoshihiko Yoshida - The Potter between Mashiko and Mino” at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art* in Mashiko. Yoshihiko Yoshida (吉田喜彦) studied with renowned Mino potter and Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985) for 13 years. He studied painting at his hight schools days. His pottery is very soft and grace like Japanese traditional painting or "Rinpa"**. Yoshida lived amid a forest in the hills of Toki City in Gifu Prefecture. I feel his work the beauty...
I read “日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (written by久野恵一(1947-2015))” 鎌倉でもやい工藝という陶器のお店をしていて、日本の民藝の運動に大きな影響を与えていた、久野恵一さんの本、“日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (久野恵一(1947-2015)”を読みました(^^) I think the author thought good pottery had (Of course the skill of forming and artistic quality is most important)...
I read “日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (written by久野恵一(1947-2015))” He did for Arts and Crafts Movemen (by William Morris) for pottery in Japan. He had pottery(Arts and Crafts) shop”鎌倉 もやい工藝”. The pottery in Japan had big influenced by Arts and Crafts Movemen in Japan. The Japan Folk Crafts Museum exhibit works as to Arts and Crafts Movemen in Japan.
Mashiko, is the largest folk-art pottery center in eastern Japan. Mashiko is relatively closer location Tokyo (capital city in Japan) than other pottery production area. There are about 380 potteries and 50 pottery shops. In kasama-masiko region, almost 1000 potters works. Mashiko, in Tochigi Prefecture has been one of the folk kilns. Mashiko began producing daily life pottery in Japan, -bowls, waterpots and teapots. In 1924, Shoji Hamada(well‐known potter in Japan), came to settle in...
Mari Kato's mashiko pottery is relatively thin and light .
So it's easy to use. It’s fired at the height temperature. They are relatively strong for pottery.
Cute apple dishes become the point of the table codination. You can feel the warmness of Handmade and handpainting by useing this dishes.
Today I write about major Decoration technique of Mashiko pottery, “KOHIKI”. “KOHIKI” is pottery’s white Decoration. “KOHIKI” means “pull powder” in Japanese. Before Glazed, nomal brown clay coverwed with white clay. It’s more natural and warmer white than porcelain`s white. “KOHIKI”-white ecoration pottery is easy to use daily meal. “KOHIKI” suits decorated table setting. Useing “KOHIKI” Pottery, we can feel natural clay and lands’ warmth. Store-Mashiko pottery