Ontayaki is a pottery made in Sarayama, Genei-cho, Hita City, Oita Prefecture. In 1705, the Koishiwara potter Sanuemon Yanase was invited. In 1995, it was designated as a national important intangible cultural property. The traditional techniques of Ontayaki include “Tobikanna”, “Hakeme”, “Finger painting”, “Comb painting”, “Uchikake” and “Nagashikake”. Currently, there are nine potteries, and they continue to protect traditional techniques passed down for 300 years, such as using hand-made tools without using machines.
I visited the village of Ontayaki in Oita prefecture. from here