Mashiko Ware Tea Cups - Sake Container - Plates

Mashiko Ware
Mashiko Ware Mashiko Yaki has a distinctive, traditional folkcraft appearance along with a modest simplicity, that make it an appealing tableware. There are approximately eight hundred potters actively making Mashiko ware in the town of Mashiko in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) and Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) and others worked to promulgate the virtues of mingei or folkcraft, of which Mashiko ware became a prime example. (Source: Japan craft sourcebook: a guide to today's traditional handmade objects / Japan Craft Forum with an introduction by Diane Durston)