Let me introduce my pottery master, the First
Raw material of ceramics were discovered in 1616 at Arita town in Saga Prefecture,
and it led to prosperity as a “town of porcelain, Arita” with the times.
There was an outstanding potter in the long history of Arita.
He is the very person recognized as an Intangible Cultural Property(Living National Treasure)
in the field of ceramics molding large piece.
He used techniques called “potter’s wheel technique” which need advanced skills
and ceramists staked their life to maintain from the Edo through the Meji era.
Arita ware described the beauties of nature gorgeously, but he fully showed
a potter’s wheel technology said to be the skill of God and established “work of the white porcelain”
without drawing any desgign for the first time.
He created his art only with beauty of the form and this high technique overturned common sense of previous
Arita and received many evaluations later.