About meI write about Japanese ceramics, Japanese antiques and Japan. I have been making and selling ceramics and antiques full time in Japan since 1994. Read more here
Monotsukuri is an interesting term. It can be translated as manufacturing, making things, and some enterprising people have translated it as innovation. It seems to mainly come up on the Internet being used in its manufacturing meaning. I like the … Continue reading
Here are some pictures of a bowl I repaired using a shard from a different piece as the repair piece. The main bowl is a Nanban fired bowl. The repair part is a white slip piece. Yobitsugi, 呼続. I don’t really … Continue reading
I went to learn how to do kintsugi from a guy down the street and here are some videos from that. This first video shows application of lacquer to a bowl. The lacquer is cut with a tiny amount of … Continue reading
This is part two of my first blog.