Kasama ware

About Kasama ware

Kasama ware is pottery made from the viscous, fine-grained clay of Kasama (in Ibaraki Prefecture). This clay comes from iron-rich granite, and turns into a dark reddish brown after firing, so it is commonly decorated with white glaze and painted over with various designs. It is known for its thin and light quality.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1992