Notice from Echizen ware Cooperative Association
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About Echizen ware
Echizen ware dates back to the late Heian period, approximately 850 years ago.
At that time, the potteries produced mostly items for everyday use, such as jars for water or grain, or mortars.
As the area is close to Echizen seashore, the products were delivered by Kitamae ships as far as Hokkaido in the north and Shimane prefecture in the south. Echizen developed as the biggest pottery producing district in Hokuriku.
The Six Ancient Kilns of Japan include Echizen, Seto, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tanba, and Bizen, dating from the Middle Ages.
In 1948, Fujio Koyama, a famous scholar of ancient ceramics, included Echizen ware on his list of Six Ancient Kilns, and Echizen ware was designated as “Japan Heritage” in 2017.
The pottery technique makes the traditional craft of Echizen ware more fascinating. Cross-industrial collaboration makes it more creative, convenient, and functional.
While observing tradition, ways of modernizing Echizen ware are also being introduced.