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Okada Kiln Yamaguchi Prefecture Hagi ware Okada Kiln Yamaguchi prefecture, Chugoku

Artist :
OKADA Yasushi


Okada Kiln was built in Edo period and it has been carried on for over 200 years. It is the place of five minutes’ drive from the Higashihagi station, JR Sanin Line. There is the Hagi Reverberatory furnace which is designated as a national historic site near the kiln. Yuh-san manages the kiln with his son Yasushi-san together. Hagi-yaki pottery are fired in the climbing kiln which was also used by the first generation potter, and patterns made by kiln effects are shown unexpectedly. Okada-san always tries to develop a brand new filed. All staffs do radio exercise at 8:00 am. Yuh-san has spread out the expression range of Hagi Ware with the technique of Ensai (using various shaped paper and spraying engobe). Yasushi-san makes soft tone of the glaze which reminds us of clear translucent color like the Japan Sea called Tanseiyu. Soft and profound texture give us the gentle space where we can escape from the noise of urban life.

Address : 1-ku, Maeobata, Chinto, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi 758-0011 Japan


Yuh-san is the eighth generation potter of Okada Kiln founded in the Edo period.
Enjoy variation of patterns by kiln effection such as pink or dark brown color.

OKADA, Yasushi
Yasushi-san majored in sculpture at the Tokyo Zokei University.
He developed the original Tasei-yu coloring which expresses the view of the sea.