Project Description

The origin of Koishiwarayaki pottery was when the 3rd lord of the Chikuzen Fukuoka clan, following Imari’s popularity in porcelain production, began making pottery in 1682. When the kiln was first opened, there was a time when porcelain was made but they came to make ceramics through developments from exchange with Takatori-yaki ceramics of the same region which had been used for tea dishes since 1669. The main feature of Koishiwarayaki is the regular pattern put in systematically using a brush or edge of a blade while the vessel turns on the wheel. Techniques called “tobiganna” (literally flying planes) and “hakeme” (brush eye) are used to create a pattern that is neat but warm. These various pieces for daily use have been made continuously through every era and they are still loved by people all over Japan.