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Fukuoka Artisan Stories

One of Taketombo's initiative is to create series of articles and media documenting various traditional Japan crafts.  Through interviews, we hope to dig deeper into the mindset of craftperson to understand their discipline and dedication, to document little-known and lost crafts, and provide authentic stories for the international community.

In April, we were on-location filming traditional potters at Tohomura, Fukuoka.  We will be introducing 2 styles of Japanese ceramics: Koishiwara ware and Takatori ware.  Many thanks to the following 3 family kilns for their hospitality.



Yamamaru Kiln - 14th Generation Ceramist

ヤママル窯元14代目 − 小石原焼

YAMAMARU Kiln - Koishiwara

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April 20 2018. 

Koishiwara village.  Behind the scene photo gallery.  Kayabuki thatch roof repair!!

150 year old thatched roof
Thatched roof artisan
Thatched Roof of 150-year-old house
Thatched Roof of 150-year-old house
Potter's studio
Marudai Kiln - Oota Kazuya
Behind the scene
Pottery drying under the sun
Climbing kiln
Hassen Takatori - Master Potter
Taketombo team on location - Marudai
Spring in Koishiwara pottery village
Marudai under repair - Kintsuji
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