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Kinzan Kiln Ishikawa Prefecture Kutani ware Kinzan Kiln Ishikawa prefecture, Hokuriku

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Kinzan Kiln is the place of ten minutes’ drive from Komatsu Airport. The pottery 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, Shosaku-san opened the kiln. The current master, Yukio-san 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 gold paints, such as kinrande, yurikinsai and iroekinsai. Especially, Kinzan Kiln is one of the best pottery in gold decoration. They do not put the pattern but paint each lines and patterns with a brush by hand. The third generation potter, Minori-san 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 more than 100 years to use them in the coming one century.

Address : To-18, Takandomachi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa 923-0031 Japan


He is the 4th artist of Kinzan Kiln which was founded in 1903.
A new type of Kutani-yaki has been produced as multiple layerd paints and being fired for each color.

She studied pottery at Kutani Ware Institute of Technology.
Her works make us inspire imagination freely.