Mashiko ware (writer of Tochigi and Mashiko)

Mashiko ware made around Mashiko Town, Tochigi Prefecture, has been made with daily tools such as pots and water jars since the end of the Edo period.Mashiko's clay is coarse and has many bubbles, so it is said that it is not always a good quality clay suitable for making pottery.Shoji Hamada, a ceramist, moved to Mashiko after working hard for three years in the UK with Bernard Leach, another English ceramist. After that, we worked with the people of Mashiko to create the current style of Mashiko ware.There is also a soil that accepts young artists from other than Mashiko, and nowadays many writers with free ideas who are not particular about Mashiko's soil and glaze are moving.The Mashiko Ceramics Market, which is held twice a year, is a thriving event that attracts about 600,000 people from all over Japan in spring and autumn.

I gathered the artists who are making pottery in and around Mashiko, and the artists who are participating in the Mashiko Pottery Market.There is also a one-of-a-kind item that can only be found in the pottery market, so please take a look! * Includes artists who are not made in Tochigi.

[Walk around the pottery production area]
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