Mashiko Ware: Characteristics Mashiko Ware centers on the concept of “Functional Beauty” It is said that Mashiko Ware began at the end of the Edo Era when Keisaburo Otsuka, who trained in Kasama, built a kiln. From that point onwards,…

Mashiko – Potter

Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) Hamada was a ceramicist who advocated the folk arts movement. He once wrote, “I found my way in Kyoto, began in Great Britain, learned in Okinawa and graduated in Mashiko”. In 1955, he was designated as the…

Mashiko – Travel

Basic Information / Articles – Wikipedia – Wikitravel – – iGuide – The Japan Times – Frommer’s – e-YAKIMONO.NET – Japan National Tourism Organization – Mashiko Town Tourist Association (Japanese) – Photos on flickr