Tead Off wrote: hobin wrote:
great! I love ohi too... apart from bizen I also like raku, oribe (especially kuro oribe chawan) and shino (btw. is there a piece of shino ware in you avatar?)
Raku and Ohi have a long history together. Ohi originated from Raku tradition. Bowls are hand formed. Two of the best museums are the Raku Museum in Kyoto and the Ohi Museum in Kanazawa. Great!
Fuut: the Sansuke yaki comes from one of the most beautiful provinces, Toyama. I took a bus through there a few months ago, but didn't have the time to stop and hunt for treasure.
For that i envy you, i just happened to stumble on it in google maps-street view and really that doesn't do it justice. I wish i could visit Japan, regardless of the specific prov! (though it would be scary at the same time)
Edit: its a shame the raku workshop isn't open to public, i think it was at some time. And yeah the history of Ohi yaki is quite interesting as is one behind raku (i think i remember reading this several times; "raku is considered to mean the potters technique, not so much the resulting products" - but take that with a grain of salt because i can't for the life of me remember where i read that.
I suppose every province had quite an interesting (to someone) history. Some are more flamboyant than others though, and that's i suppose what makes our knowledge..