Oumei Kiln is located in approximately twenty minutes' drive from the Haki interchange of Oita expressway. Koishiwara is called "To-no Sato (Village of the pottery)", and is surrounded by the rich natural such as the bird's singing and the clear spring. Mintosai (the folkcraft pottery village festival) is held on spring and autumn twice a year and many guests visit there. Handmade vessels with cordiality give us simple and warm impression one by one. ONIMARU, Oumei was born in former Koishiwara village, Fukuoka prefecture. Oumei Kiln was established at Koishiwara in 1983. Oumei and his son Takayuki manage kiln. In the exhibition room, there are many tableware which contains much Koishiwara Ware's elegance on the table. Please have a look at pottery ware for daily use created by handwork.
Address : 1126-1 Oazakoishiwara, Toho-mura, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka 838-1601 Japan
Visiting hours : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
He was born in Koishiwara, and his arts are evaluated for the warm and friendly tableware made by hand. A traditional craftsmen certificated by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Expert on the pale blue glaze, his sharp and expanding shape, as well as his smart design is highly evaluated. He received the Ph.D of art No.218.