Shigaraki Ware

Shigaraki Ware is the local stoneware pottery tradition of the Shigaraki area - one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. Shigaraki ware is known for the special quality of its clay. By firing in anagama or noborigama wood-firing kilns, effects such as warm, reddish hiiro flashing, deep green natural ash biidoro, or burnt black koge can be achieved. As a form of art using the media of clay and fire, Shigaraki pottery communicates the Japanese aesthetic of wabi and sabi to the present age.