Izushi YakiIzushi Ware
Because uncut stone of a large quantity of white porcelain was discovered in hometown in the middle of Edo era, we receive support of feudal lord and invite ceramist of present Arita-cho, Saga, and it is done with opening what made porcelain in castle town of Izushi.
The number of potteries increased and came to form production center afterwards.
Large quantities of kaolin were discovered in the area during the 18th century. With the help of the local feudal lord, potters skilled in the making of porcelain from Arita in present-day Saga Prefecture were brought in to help, and the porcelain made in the castle town of Izushi marked the beginnings of this ware. Subsequently, the number of kilns increased in and around this castle town and a production center became established.
It is now the only area producing a pure white porcelain and the sculptural techniques that enhance its beauty are of a very high standard. With its silky surface, this ware has sense of unblemished elegance and is refined in the extreme. The main items produced today are for the tea ceremony and flower vases, both with an enviable delicacy.
|Industrial art object name
||We do without being and bake
|Classification of industrial art object
||Vase, tea set
|Main production area
||Hyogo / Toyooka-shi
|The designation date
||March 3, 1980
■local production associations
Izushi Yaki Sue friend society
104-7, Izushichouchimachi, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
NPO corporation Tajima country Izushi tourist association
■Associated exhibit space, facility
In porcelain production center, it is production center of white porcelain proud of the only "snow white". In addition, technique of sculpture enhancing the beauty is very high. Izushi Yaki harking back to silk skin overflows in dignity with beauty with neat and clean taste.
Among the porcelain-producing areas, this is the only area that can boast white porcelain of the "purest white." Furthermore, the sculpting techniques employed to bring out such beauty possess a very high level of sophistication. Izushi yaki, whose texture is reminiscent of silk, has a neat and clean charm and is filled with grace and elegance.
How to make
We assume local white clay for chinaware main material and the design of basis material is dated and carves and puts openwork, technique and painting of pasting up and bakes.
A local white porcelain stone is used as the main raw material; after the rough body is processed by means of patterning, sculpting, fretwork and pasting techniques, it is then painted and baked.
Voice from production center
Care, storage may not need attention in particular, but please keep in mind when you wash not to use scrubbing brush and hard sponge. As this is to prevent that the surface is damaged, and part engraved in particular does not hang glaze (we say we bake), please handle kindly.