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Nakasen Kiln Saga Prefecture Arita ware Nakasen Kiln Saga Prefecture, Kyusyu

Artist :
NAKAO Yasuzumi
NAKAO Hidezumi


Nakasen Kiln is the place of a couple of minutes' drive from the Arita station, JR Sasebo Line, and five minutes' drive from Hasamiarita interchange of Nishi Kyushu expressway. The kiln is near Saga prefectural Arita Techical High School. Nakasengama, it is named by the ancestor's name. NAKAO, Yasuzumi became the head of the kiln, and his-son Jun succeeded his family business and manages the pottery today. They produce porcelains including kiln's brand, on the other hand they hold the solo exhibition as a ceramic artist in various places. Many customers visit the exhibition room in annual Arita pottery festival from all over the country. Having the artworks such as plates, bowls, you can feel very smooth with the luster splendid beauty. They have different skills one by one with rich variety such as Saishokuzogan, Tenkokuzogan with minute complicated patterns, Washizome which reminds us of Kurumegasuri by unique geometric patterns, and Hakuji, Seihakuji with decent shape. It is gorgeously coordinated with chopsticks, vessels on the tray, laid the dinning table cross.

Address : 2395-1 Kuwakoba-otsu, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga 844-0012 Japan
Visiting hours : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. closed on New Year's holiday
Guide :
・explanatory note of Zogan "NAKAO, Yasuzumi"
・explanatory note of Washizome "NAKAO, Hidezumi"
・explanatory note of Hakuji Seihakuji "NAKAO, Jun"


NAKAO, Yasuzumi
He was trained the technique of the potter’s wheel by INOUE, Manji. He developed the original inlay technique with white porcelain.

NAKAO, Hidezumi
He belongs to Nakasen Kiln along with his brother, Yasuzumi. He is a "Washizome" artist with distinctive geometric pattern to make delicate vessel.

He is the eledest son of NAKAO, Yasuzumi. He was trained the potter's wheel by INOUE, Manji and he is the young artist who pursuits the beauty of "Hakuji" and "Seihakuji".