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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Kaki/Handle Shiga Crimson Hake

Kaki/Handle Shiga Crimson Hake

Red Shigaraki vase with bamboo handle.  13-3/8" diameter by 3-1/8" height
$200.00

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Kasa Tate Shiga Hiiro Youhen

Kasa Tate Shiga Hiiro Youhen

Dimensions:  9-1/2" diameter by 17" height
$250.00

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Light Shigaraki

Light Shigaraki

Ceramic lighting in the Shigaraki style Dimensions:  7-1/8" diameter by 22-3/4" height
$500.00

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Plate Rt Shiga Youhen Ibushi

Plate Rt Shiga Youhen Ibushi

Dimensions:  15" length by 10-1/2" width by 3-1/4" height
$350.00

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Plate Shigaraki-Yaki Dark Brown/White

Plate Shigaraki-Yaki Dark Brown/White

This large glazed circular serving plate has a dark brown crescent highlighted by a white disk.  14" diameter by 3-1/4" height.
$125.00

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Shomei Shiga Aratsuchi

Shomei Shiga Aratsuchi

Free standing lantern. Includes cord and light fixture. Dimensions:  4" diameter by 9-1/2" height
$120.00

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Stand Shigaraki I

Stand Shigaraki I

Shigaraki-style stand with grey-black glaze Dimensions:  11" diameter by 7-1/4" height
$150.00

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Stand Shigaraki II

Stand Shigaraki II

Shigaraki-style stand with grey-black glaze Dimensions:  8-3/4" diameter by 10-1/4" height
$150.00

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Teapot Round Black Kamekoura

Teapot Round Black Kamekoura

In a wooden presentation box.  7-1/4" diameter by 10-1/2" height; 88 ounces capacity.
$300.00

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Teapot Shiga Dobin-L 750cc

Teapot Shiga Dobin-L 750cc

Matches 114-177 Cup Shiga Sori Yunomi. Dimensions:  9" height (with handle) by 5-1/2" diameter by 7" length 23 ounces capacity
$100.00

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