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Dainichi kiln Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto ware Dainichi kiln Kyoto prefecture, Kinki

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Dainichi Kiln is in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto prefecture. It is the place of ten minutes' walk from the Ono station of Tozai Line, Kyoto Subway. Yamashina-ku is surrounded by mountains in the east of Kyoto. Ruins of Jomon, Yayoi period were excavated, and earthenware, stoneware were also found, the marks on culture can be felt. It is adjacent to Otsu-shi, Shiga prefecture, and was prospered as the traffic important location between Kyoto and Eastern countries. Dainichigama is named by Tsukubajohen who is the chief priest of Kanshuji temple in the sense that he will not be double-faced. There is a sun-flower field near the kiln. Takemura-san cultivates field and harvests sunflowers as a material of glaze. The natural coloring is made from ashes of fired plants such as sunflowers, grapes, and figs. Very profound world comes out because different colors are shown depending on materials.

Address: 110 Kanshujigoshouchi-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 607-8218 Japan


A craftsman who engages in creative activities in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto.
It’s interesting that color changes depending on settings or temperature, though same glaze is used.