Tanba Ware - one of the six ancient kilns of Japan

Tanba (Tachikui) Ware is a traditional pottery, that is authorized as one of the six ancient kilns by Japanese government. Tanba Ware comes from Tanba-Sasayama city, Hyogo, Japan.

It is said to have originated around 7th to 11th century AD. Its characterictic lies in the reddish clay and light green glaze. 

The temprature in the kiln can be as high as 1300C and it is sintered for 50 to 70 hours, which make the ashes of pine trees merge with the glaze and make a pattern. 

If you visit Tanba-Sasayama city on the 3rd weekend of October, you can find your favorite pottery at the "pottery festival".

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