Ceramics (UTSUWA) are officially classified as "traditional crafts" by Japan, which can be subdivided into more than 40 categories based on differences in soil used, firing techniques, regions, etc.
Most of these ceramics are named according to their place of origin and are widely known throughout Japan. From so many categories, we have specially selected a few ceramics that are very representative and very popular overseas to share with you.
Produced in Tokoname City on the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, it is one of the six ancient kilns in Japan and originated in the late Heian period.
This place has been famous for making daily necessities such as large bottles and jars since ancient times. The production of tea ceremony utensils began in the Momoyama period. By the Edo period, people cleverly took advantage of the high iron content of local clay to produce vermilion-yaki, white-niyaki, hiro-yaki and other pottery products , laying the foundation for modern pottery.