Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan
Shigaraki is a small village in Shiga, Japan, situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto. Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producing history dates back over 1,300 years. Shigaraki-yaki is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan. Traditional Shigaraki ware is known for its distinct characteristics of texture and tone which are raw, yet warm and earthy, and it is embodied the traditional wabi sabi aesthetic. In 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.
Five types of fish-shaped pottery chopstick-rests from Shigaraki-yaki. Each fish has a very cute expression!
Handmade, in gift box.
Fünf Arten von Fish-förmige Keramik Essstäbchenablagen aus Shigaraki-yaki. Der Ausdruck eines jeden ist sehr niedlich!
Handgefertigt, in Geschenkbox.
[ contents / Inhalt ] 5 pieces
[ Material ] Ceramic (pottery) / Keramik (Ton) - Shigaraki ware
[ length / Länge (ca.) ] 4,5 cm - 6,8 cm
[ weight / Gewicht (ca.) ] 23 g - 40 g/St.
[ Origin / Hergestellt ] Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
[ Brand - Producer ] Hechimon, Marui Seitou
[ package / Verpackung ] original box
* This product is not microwave-safe.
* Hand wash only. This product is not dishwasher safe.
* Dieses Produkt ist nicht mikrowellengeeignet.
* Nur von Hand waschen. Dieses Produkt ist nicht spülmaschinenfest.
- Artisan Collection from Shigaraki, Japan
- Brand Producer: Marui Seitou in Shigaraki
Marui Seitou is a third generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.