Kinzan Kiln Ishikawa prefecture, Hokuriku
Kinzan Kiln is the place of ten minutes’ drive from Komatsu Airport. The kiln specializes in overglazing of Kutani Ware. Trees of pine or plum grow thickly, the scenery is very beautiful and Mt. Haku soars majestically in the distance. In 1906, YOSHITA, Shosaku established the kiln. The current master, Yukio is the fourth generation potter. Kutani Ware was developed as the Kaga clan’s kiln and it was exported to overseas. It has been famous for techniques using golds, such as Kinrande, Yurikinsai and Iroekinsai. Especially, Kinzan Kiln is one of the outstanding pottery in gold glazing, Kinsai. They do not put the pattern but paint each lines and patterns with a brush by hand. The third generation potter, Minori has developed the technique of Yurikinsai and became the important intangible cultural asset (the Living National Treasure of Japan) in 2001. They will provide traditional technique and design which has been cultivated by history for one hundred years to make use of them in the coming one century.
Address : To-18, Takandomachi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa 923-0031 Japan
Visiting hours : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. closed on Sunday, national holiday
He is the 4th artist of Kinzan Kiln which was founded in 1903. He is a maestro who realizes harmony of gold color with other colors.
She is one of the artists representing Kutani. Many women love her gorgeous ceramics which includes many particles of gold that enhances one's imagination.