Shodai ware (Kumamoto)

Shodai ware is a pottery that has been around for about 400 years at the foot of Mt. Shodai in Kumamoto Prefecture.It can be baked at the high temperature of porcelain by using small soil that contains a lot of iron and pebbles.The feature is that it has a tasteful beauty and simplicity by dynamically pouring or double-spreading straw ash glaze made by the old-fashioned method.Currently, there are 11 kilns around Arao City, and we are working hard every day to create new works while inheriting the techniques.