Kyushu island is concentrated with ceramics history due to it's proximity to Korea and China. It was a critical port for importing ceramics techniques in the 16th century as well as exporting porcelain goods to the West in the 19th century.
It is still an important region for Japanese pottery production and a great place for any Clay Art enthusiast to visit and learn about the respected ceramics history of Japan.
Koishiwara village started in the 1600s and has played an important role in the Feudal history of Japan. 2 unique styles of pottery co-exist in the small village, TAKATORI and KOISHIWARA.