Kyo pottery/Kiyomizu pottery

Kyoto, Kansai

Kyo and Kiyoimizu ware are general terms for pottery made in Kyoto, consisting of two types: ceramicware known as earth ware and porcelain known as stone ware. Many varieties of pottery are made here using superior designs and advanced techniques. The history of Kyo and Kiyomizu ware is long, with production believed to have started in the latter half of the 5th century, reaching its peak in around the mid-17th century, when the famous potter Nonomura Ninsei succeeded in producing magnificent colored ceramics. Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki were designated traditional crafts in 1977. To this day, potteries in Kyoto produce ceramic and porcelain products that include tableware, utensils for Japanese tea ceremony, incense holders and ornaments.


Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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