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The Unique Forms and Styles of Uenaka Tsuyoshi-sensei

Those who had an opportunity to see the recent event at the Yakimono Paris gallery are probably itching to learn a little more about Uenaka Tsuyoshi. The artist in question is a truly famous modern Japanese potter who primarily continues to work in the tamba yaki scene. This has made his work particularly attractive […]

Returning to the Town of Tamba

Tamba in Hyogo has become a major event over the years. The pottery has also developed multiple names as well. Tachikui was the original place of origin for the style, so sometimes one might still see it referred to as tachikui yakimono. Those origins are quite interesting in their own right.

The origins stretch back […]

A First Look at Tamba in Hyogo

Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture is perhaps one of the best-known modern cities where traditional yakimono arts continue to be a major way of life. This is perhaps ironic, however, as the town itself is still rather small. Back in 2004 the modern structure of Tamba was realigned.

Sannan, Kaibara, Kasuga, Hikami, Aogaki and Ichijima made […]

Tamba Yaki Pieces are some of the Oldest and Fines Works of Ceramic Art in Japan

The term Tamba Yaki refers to ceramics made in the village of Tachikui, Hyogo. This area has been involved in the ceramics trade for over eight centuries. There are few places in Japan that have such a consistent art tradition. Tamba Yaki is one of the six ancient Japanese pottery styles, and is certainly […]