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Oshu Kiln Saga Prefecture Nabeshima ware Oshu Kiln Saga prefecture, kyusyu

Artist :
OGUSHI Hidenori


Oshu Kiln is the place of thirty minutes' drive from Takeokitakata interchange of Nagasaki expressway. It is nearby final stop of 20 minutes' drive from the Imari station of JR Chikuhi Line by bus bound for Okawachiyama. Okawachiyama is called the home of the secret kiln, and the potters took over the skill as the Nabeshima clan kiln for generations. Rocky mountains soar around, it is rich nature where you want to visit spontaneously. Nabeshima Ware was protected as the clan's kiln, produced offering or gift for shogunate, feudal lord. The first generation potter OGUSHI, Hideji opened Oshu Kiln at Okawachiyama, Imari-shi. The second generation potter OGUSHI, Hidenori has succeeded, and pursues the tradition of Nabeshima Ware, from the potte's wheel to painting. Artworks such as kiln's original incense burner with engraved camellia design, the coffee cup & saucer, and vases are displayed in the exhibition room. There is also a tearoom to take rest.

Address : 1657-9 Okawachiyama-otsu, Imari-shi, Saga 848-0025 Japan
Visitting hours : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
・Exhibition in Porcelain Hiina Festival from February to March.
・Painting and potter's wheel lesson in Oshu Kiln.


OGUSHI, Hidenori
He studied the potter's wheel under NAKAMURA, Seiroku. He works on completing the beautiful Nabeshima Ware equipped with dignity and sensitivity.