Echizen ware

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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.

Echizen ware was designated as a national traditional craftwork in 1986. The traditional technique has been passed down and many potters create new types of Echizen ware now.



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.

Various photos of events, works, and scenery of Echizen pottery village are posted on the official Instagram of Echizen ware Cooperative Association.

Echizen ware




Various items including

vases, sake cups, mugs, and teacups are available.

Various items including vases, sake cups, mugs, and teacups are available.

Echizen ware


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.

Echizen Yaki Shop

is directly managed

by the kiln and sells!

Preserve the tradition

of Echizen Pottery

for future generations.

In order to do so