Fukui prefecture famous for fossils of dinosaurs being excavated, Echizen pottery which is traditional Japanese traditional crafts, Housoku stone that Mitsukuni Mito(Tokugawa) who was general in EDO Period was named, and we call those that combined these three Fukui's are Wakasa Housoku Pottery Dinosaur Series.
From the dinosaur literature, We reproduced the skull and nail of "Allosaurus" as Wakasa Housoku Pottery.
A unique metallic texture was finished in a very beautiful grind.
Currently under the cooperation of the Fukui Prefecture Dinosaur Museum, they supervise our Housoku Pottery that designed the skull of "Fukui Raptor".
Wakasa Housoku Pottery uses Echizen's clay as a base soil and before baking it, Housoku Stone(purple stone) powder formulated as a glaze is applied to pottery. At this moment(Dec, 2017), our cooperate workshop (Yawaragi workshop) is the only one who create this type of pottery. in the world.
The iris which changes freely according to the degree of light hit will exceptionally different among the numerous ceramics that exist in Japan.
Moreover, because we are using natural stone, the color changes according to the number of uses, it is also attractive to enjoy "your own Housoku Pottery" by aging.
Housoku stone is an ore mined in the Wakasa region (south side of Fukui Prefecture), once used as an inkstone.
In the Edo Period (1603～) Obama clan donated this inkstone to the famous temple shrines throughout the country. and there is a history that it was also prized for the offering to the emperor and Daimyo (Japanese territorial lord) as luxury inkstone.
In recent years, it is said that Housoku inkstone has become a "gem of vision" due to the absence of successor.
This purple ore came to be called "Housoku Stone" because stone crests look like footprints of Phoenix. And Mitsukuni Mito(Tokugawa) who was general in EDO Period named to this stone.
There are two kinds of rocks, Blue and Red, in Housoku Stone, but Red Stones are used in Wakasa Housoku Pottery.
It seems that Housoku Stone is not riding on the ground, but rather sticks deeply into the ground.
It seems that it is difficult for the mining site to walk on quite steep slopes.
The Yamagi workshop is currently the only kiln in Fukui prefecture to produce Wakasa Housoku Pottery.
From the land of Wakasa Echizen, we are releasing new possibilities of ceramic art cultivated in tradition.
Born from Wakasa at Reinan region. He does pottery and open Echizen-pottery class at Torihama Wakasa (Fukui Prefecture) with his wife.
He is pursuing innovative colors and shapes that are not caught up by the framework of Echizen Pottery, centering on his masterpiece Fukizumi series (one of the painitng techniques)
He is making ceramics mainly around dishes such as tableware, but we also handle orders such as washbowls, hand washing pots, umbrella stands, nameplates and lamp shades.
Currently, he is focusing on products "Wakasa Housoku Pottery" which used ore "Housoku Stone" as a glaze, which can be taken at Obama.
She is wife of Kazuya Shimizu who is onwer of Yawaragi workshop and she also does pottery and have Echizen-pottery class at his workshop.
Taking advantage of Echizen's taste, she is making pottery around the instrument with a design incorporating loveliness.
She is pursuing functional equipment making it easy to use with eyes that unique housewife's eyes.
How about a special day, normal use?
Of course, as gifts, souvenirs are also very popular.
※Depending on the shooting light, gold pearls appear to be brownish in the posted pictures.
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