Echizen-yaki Pottery

The history of Echizen-yaki pottery goes back 850 years, and in the Middle Ages, it developed into the biggest pottery producing area in the Hokuriku Region, named one of the ‘Six Old Kilns of Japan’. The large old kilns of this era were prosperous, places where everyday crockery was fired, such as earthenware jars, pots and mortars.
For a period this prosperity waned, however the Echizen area has once again become a popular location for numerous artists to establish kilns. They continue the Echizen-yaki tradition, while staying in touch with their own era, achieving harmony between past and present; and they now produce a new, appealing Echizen-yaki to enrich people’s lives.