Posts Tagged ‘Kiyomizu-yaki pottery

Kyoto Architecture: Kiyomizu Yaki Glazed Ceramic Block Kura Storehouse

Kyoto Architecture: Kiyomizu Yaki Glazed Ceramic Block Kura Storehouse

After visiting the Kawai Kanjiro’s House (the home and studio museum of the late and very great Kyoto potter), I noticed this very interesting kura around the corner on Gojo Street. A kura is a traditional Japanese storehouse. Usually they were made of very thick earthen walls and in the event that the wood and …

Visit to Kyoto Potter Kawai Kanjiro Home and Studio Museum

Visit to Kyoto Potter Kawai Kanjiro Home and Studio Museum

Today I visited the home and studio of Kanjiro Kawai, one of Kyoto — and Japan’s — greatest artists. Kawai passed in 1966 but his work is still extremely popular among Japanese and Japanese pottery aficionados. I had known of Kawai’s work but somehow didn’t realize that he had lived and worked in Kyoto. I …

Kyoto’s Gojo-Zaka Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Festival

Kyoto’s Gojo-Zaka Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Festival

This annual street market offers hundreds of pottery stores and stalls. Kyoto-style pottery is available at big discounts. Off the main street some pottery workshops are open their doors and you can meet and chat with the potters and see how Kyoto pottery is made. Kiyomizu Yaki is the famous pottery of the ancient capital. …

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