6 September 2019 (Friday) – 29 September 2019 (Sunday)
11:30am – 7:30pm
History of the Mashiko Pottery is said to have started in the late Edo period (1603-1868). A potter, whose name was Keizaburo Otsuka, built a kiln in Mashiko after learning pottery in Kasama then. Since then, Mashiko began producing pottery necessary for daily life in Japan, such as bowls, pots for water and teapots. Mashiko became one of the leading pottery regions in Japan due to its excellent clay and relatively close location to the big Tokyo market.
In 1924, Mr. Shoji Hamada came to settle in Mashiko. He promoted the ‘Mingei’ Folk Crafts Movement with Mr. Soetsu Yanagi, who recognized ‘Yo no Bi’ or ‘beauty in Everyday Crafts’ strongly while influencing the other craftsmen living in Mas iko. Gradually people began to see pottery as ‘works of art’ as well as tools Today, there are about 400 kilns and 50 pottery shops. Many potters, from freshmen to experts, set up their own kilns and create pottery in their own way.
About 300 Works by 10 Mashiko pottery artists will be exhibited and sold.
please drop by and check out of Mashiko pottery products.