Kasama ware (Ibaraki / Kasama writer)

Kasama ware began in the middle of the Edo period when Kuno Hanemon, who was the master of the Kasama domain and Hakoda village, learned from Shigaraki ware potter Choemon and opened the kiln. After that, the relationship with Shigaraki continued, so the jars made in Kasama have a texture similar to that of Shigaraki ware.Kasama ware was in danger due to the wave of mass production in the early Showa period, but nowadays, individual writers of various styles have moved from all over the country, and it has become a thriving place for contemporary ceramic art.The free and deep background of accepting people from the outside and new things creates the land of Kasama today.