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Pottery Studio Information



We produce, display and sell a variety of works.

There are many products that are not displayed here.

​We also provide information on works that match your desired use, such as shape and size.

Please feel free to come by and we look forward to seeing you.


Tea Ceremony

Since ancient times, there have been expressions such as "Ichiraku, Nihagi, and Sankaratsu" or "Ichido (Hagi), Niraku, and Sankaratsu," which are words used to describe the superiority of Wabicha bowls.

The clay glaze (wood ash) and straw ash (straw ash) are used for the pottery on Daido clay, which does not harden and is highly water-absorbing. The biwa-colored or pale white glaze is called "Hagi glaze," and our pottery uses this as the basis for making glazes.


 Kiln smoke story Banri 

This is the mounting "Kiln Smoke Den Banri" that has been displayed in the gallery since the Taisho period.

The calligraphy is made from the force of the flames and smoke rising from the Shoroku kiln (climbing kiln).

In order to bring out a wide range of expressions from Hagiyaki's pottery clay and Daido clay, we have added fire-resistant soils excavated from near the pottery studio, such as Shiramasago, Akamasago, and Yellow clay, and are exhibiting their works in the gallery. 

Matsumoto Hagi, Fukagawa Hagi, Yamaguchi Hagi ware and three kilns are called "Hotaru" and "Hoshi", and the mottled red coloration is equivalent to "Gohon" or "Gohonte" as a kiln change effect in Hagi ware. However, we hope that you will be able to see the slightly different expression of Daido clay that Yamaguchi Hagiyaki has to offer.


​About the pottery class

Currently, we are receiving full-time Hagiyaki instructors from various classrooms both within and outside the prefecture.

We also hold specialized courses on glazes every year, and we would like to express our gratitude for the many connections we have made through ceramics.

If requested, the pottery studio can also offer pottery experiences for small groups.

In addition, for those who have learned the details in classes, we will also be offering a personal quantity of pottery water elutriated clay (Hagi ware normal pressure clay) made using traditional methods, and Mishima clay from Hagi-Oki (remote island), which is said to be depleted at present. I also have it.

In recent years, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have received many requests from people who have learned more about pottery in our classes to try their hand at pottery at home, including with family and friends.

If you are within the prefecture, you can also rent out pottery tools, including teaching guidelines.

You can also try it out at home in small groups.

We will consult with you on everything from creating your work to glazing and firing.

We hope that as many people as possible will come into contact with the Yamaguchi culture inherited from our ancestors and develop a deep interest in manufacturing.                    

The history and commitment of traditional kilns

Yamato Shoroku (Sakutaro), who was the official kiln of the Hagi clan (Tokoji kiln, foreman), was invited from Hagi and built the (former) four-chamber style climbing kiln "Shoroku kiln" built in the Meiji era on the site of the pottery studio in its original form. This is a Hagiyaki pottery that remains in the.

It is one of the cultures that have a long history in Yamaguchi City.

Our kiln has more than 1,000 tons of Hagiyaki clay (daido clay) that has been dug up for generations, and you can learn about the history that goes back to the Meiji era.

Daido soil is made by stirring it using a large amount of water, removing various substances, and collecting only the clay particles of a few microns that flow to the surface.

Also, since the glaze is prepared from natural ash, the quality of the water used to form the glaze will have a major impact on the subsequent pottery, so it will be necessary to expose it to fresh water for a long time.

For this reason, a deep well reaching several hundred meters underground is installed on the premises, and the elutriation process from preparing the soil to refining the glaze is carried out using the raw water that gushes out of the ground.

This is a traditional Hagiyaki kiln where the entire process up to the creation of Hagiyaki is carried out in an integrated manner within the pottery studio.

The pottery studio has an exhibition space (gallery) where we permanently display and sell works by Hagiyaki   Minoru Yamato as well as a variety of works that can be easily used on a daily basis.

We also carry out shop sales, etc.

We have a large parking lot and are open for tours from small groups to large groups.

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