In topical time ago, we introduced ceramic Aritayaki but did you know that near the town of Arita also the pottery village with precious historical value is not inferior to ceramic Aritayaki not? This time we will introduce the ceramic Mikawa province Hasamiyaki chiyaki and Nagasaki is located near the town of Arita. Through it, we will see the characteristics of each region and the context of the introduction of this type of pottery as well as the connection between the world of Kyushu.
The origins of Japanese ceramics
Ceramic processing techniques introduced in the Japanese capital for more than 400 years ago.
In 1590 there has been Japanese war – the Korean War made by Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Korea. When the withdrawal of Japanese troops, the warlord has led in many potters from Korea to Japan. Among them are Sam Yi Pyeong, who found ceramic stones – ceramic material, in the mountains of the region Izumiyama Arita, Saga Prefecture and build ceramic kiln in east Tengudani Arita in 1616. After that, pottery began to spread throughout Japan.
Sophisticated techniques were raised in the session kilns
There is an area of 10 successive mouth cooker near a gas station and JR JR Arita Mikawa spent about 10 minutes away by car. Ceramics produced in these kilns are called Mikawa chiyaki.
When withdrawing soldiers returned from the war to invade North Korea, Matsuura Shigenobu – warlord session dominated town Hirado Mikawa GMT today, also brought Japanese Korean potter called Koseki. Hirado session which is produced ceramics village, but it has already started developing pottery village with main character is Imamura Sannoijo – son of Koseki.
Ceramic Mikawa chiyaki traditional motifs and often draw the pattern Karako – description of images of children of Chinese Tang dynasty but seeing firsthand the actual products in kilns, you will see there are many topics diversity resources are used.
Patterned saucer whales below is a work of pottery kilns Koun – one of the pottery kilns in the village of Mikawa chiyaki. This is not a complete work that was only at the stage of drawing up patterns of glazed ceramic virgin raw. Imamura Takamitsu artisans – who make up this work, was voted as a craftsman of traditional crafts of Japan – who contribute to the maintenance of high technology for the production of ceramics, among artisan national arts are specified. Moreover, in 2003 he was honored as “modern artists” – the title awarded by the state for super Vietnamese artisans.
Kilns operate only on weekdays. Most ovens have a place to sell products separately from the factory so visitors can buy ceramic products there.
Products sold are beautiful works, feels like you’re admire the exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts. Ceramic reason Mikawa chiyaki achieve the level of development of high-tech like this is located in the historical context and its direction. This type of pottery production focusing on gifts and works of art under the strong backing of the session and considered Hirado kilns serve Sessions.
Sophisticated techniques of ceramic Mikawa chiyaki be appreciated both from abroad and has been favored Royal, even in museums England (British Museum) is currently exhibiting the cup – ceramic products Mikawa chiyaki.
Hasamiyaki pottery – pottery best-selling product is widely favorite people
If as in the town of Mikawa spent with ceramic stove Mikawa chiyaki always focused hone techniques to deserve as a pottery kiln serves Session, the next town there Hasami pottery village Hasamiyaki manufacturing strength with bulk. Hasami town but no Metro station from the town of Arita can go by taxi for a period of 15 minutes, or use the bus from the town of Mikawa spending.
During the Edo period (1603 – 1868) – which is the period of strong growth in cargo traffic on a river boat on the waterway connecting Osaka and Kyoto have been very busy trading activities are wine and food containers in ceramic instruments. The tool is called “Kurawanka-wan”, buyers often throw them into the river after use. According to a survey unearthed then, most of the instruments unearthed Kurawanka-wan’s nationwide Hasamiyaki ceramic products. So we can see that is very cheap and ceramic Hasamiyaki been warmly welcomed people from the past.
Not only that, Hasamiyaki also be used as a container of wine or soy sauce in Japan when exporting these items to foreign countries, it is respectfully named called “Konpura-bin”.