Mino ware

About Mino ware

Mino ware is a kind of ceramic ware produced in the cities of Toki, Tajimi, Mizunami, and Kani in Gifu Prefecture. It has a long history going back to the Heian period (794-1185). At the time, the pottery was fired with an ash glaze called "kaiyu", with many kilns being established in Mino province (the southern part of present-day Gifu). In later centuries, innovations were made to the ash glaze, and the rise in the popularity of the tea ceremony led to the production of many brilliant pieces of Mino ware.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1978

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