Shigaraki ware - one of the six ancient kilns of Japan
Shigaraki ware is a type of ceramic made in the town of Shigaraki in Japan. It dates back to 13th century. The characteristics are the coarse soil so it is highly fire-resistant. It acquires pink or other reddish colors in the firing process. which becomes scarlet or brown overtones.
Due to subtle changes that depend on the temperature and firing method, Shigaraki ware's white clay takes on a scarlet glow and warm coloring, a characteristic unique to this craft.
In tea pottery and utensils, the rusty glaze on the scorched portion is prized.
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