Shigaraki

      Situated on a highland area 300 meters above sea level, Shigaraki is a ceramic town of Koga City in the southern part of Shiga Prefecture, and known as one of the traditional centers of Japanese pottery, the home of Shigaraki ware. It has one of the six oldest kilns in Japan and is renowned historically for its good clay.
     Shigaraki pottery has thrived for twelve hundred years in association with the life and industries of the Japanese. The origin of Shigaraki-yaki involved the production of roofing tiles, as ordered by the Emperor during the Nara period (715-806).  During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), water jars and pots were produced.  It was not until the 12th century, when Shigaraki items were recognized by the rising tea culture, that it became well known.
     Shigaraki-yaki is recognized for both the quartz particles embedded in the local clay, and the random reddish pattern naturally produced by a combination of flames and ash coming into contact with the surface of the ware being produced.  It is the result of a process that combines both natural and human elements.  Today, flower vases and ornamental pieces are being produced in the region, taking advantage of the Shigaraki clay that is well suited for large pieces.



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Cup Shiga Sori Yunomi

Cup Shiga Sori Yunomi

Matches 115-200 Teapot Shiga Dobin-L 750cc. Dimensions:  3-1/2" diameter by 2" height 3-1/2 ounces capacity
$12.00

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Cup Shiga Uda Kiyoo Irabo

Cup Shiga Uda Kiyoo Irabo

Shiga-style ceramic teacup matches 115-243 Teapot Shiga Uda Kiyoo Irabo.  3-1/4" diameter by 2-3/4" height.
$30.00

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Kaki 8go Irabo Henkei Fuka

Kaki 8go Irabo Henkei Fuka

Free-form Shigaraki-style vase with a yellow glaze.  9-5/8" length by 9-3/8" width by 6-1/4" height
$85.00

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Kaki Shiga Beni Hakeme

Kaki Shiga Beni Hakeme

Crimson brushstroke.  13-1/2" diameter.
$185.00

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Kaki Shiga Beni Kushime

Kaki Shiga Beni Kushime

This large red Shigaraki vase makes an impressive centerpiece.  16-1/2" diameter.
$400.00

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Kaki Shiga Powder Blue/Gold

Kaki Shiga Powder Blue/Gold

This large Shigaraki-style shell-shaped vase has a light blue glaze.  13-7/8" length by 11-1/4" width by 4" height
$187.50

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Kaki Shiga Seiji Kannyu

Kaki Shiga Seiji Kannyu

Dimensions:  16" length by 11" width by 5" height
$150.00

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Kaki Shigaraki Henkei Kuro Youhen

Kaki Shigaraki Henkei Kuro Youhen

Use as a flower vase or centerpiece or use with crushed ice to chill wine or sake. 9" length by 6-3/4" width by 4" height.
$65.00

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Kaki Shigaraki Tsurutsuki Ohbachi

Kaki Shigaraki Tsurutsuki Ohbachi

10" length by 8" width by 9-1/2" height.
$120.00

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Kaki/Handle Shiga Crimson Bowl

Kaki/Handle Shiga Crimson Bowl

9-1/2" length x 8-1/2" width x 3-1/4" height.
$177.50

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