Tanegashima-yaki

Updated: Feb 4


Tanegashima-yaki(Tanegashima ware) is a Japanese pottery, sometimes called as Yokino-yaki; Yokino ware. It is currently made in Tanegashima island in Kagoshima prefecture by 5 artists. It is told that the technique came from China via Kuroshio Current.

Traditional pottery mostly disappeared in later 19th century, therefore it is called legendary pottery in Japan. Tanegashima-yaki are made of clay which obtains a lot of iron and natural graze. Currently there is a movement to revive Tanegashima-yaki in Tanegashima island.

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