Koishiwara-yaki kozara plates, set of 2, out of stock
Koishiwara-yaki, deriving its name from a town in Fukuoka, Kyushu, is a traditional Japanese pottery that has been loved by general public for everyday use. Unlike the lavish and colorful Arita and Imari porcelains, both from Kyushu, which charmed Europe and the world when first introduced at the end of 17th century, Koishiwara is known for its homely warmth of clay.
Its origin dates back to the early stage of Edo-era (1603-1868) when the lord of Kuroda Clan invited potters from Imari to produce fine porcelains. Then, at the beginning of 18th century, unknown craftsmen began making the daily earthenware that Koishiwara-yaki is today. Its practical yet distinctive design has since been lauded as the you no bi (beauty in utility).