Traditional pottery of Kanazawa !


In Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) which is one of the popular sight seeing areas in Japan, there is Ohi-Yaki, traditional pottery with its long history. Nearly 350 years ago, the 5th lord of Kaga Domain, Maeda Tsunanori invited potters from Kyoto. Since then, the Ohi family has made pottery for the Maeda clan across many generation.
Ohi-Yaki is soft to the touch due to its characteristic “Ameyu”, or caramel brown glaze.
(Photo : A galley of the Original Ohi Kiln and a typical sake cup)
There is the Oyama Shrine nearby, which has an unique shrine gate in a western style in addition to the Japanese style.

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