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As with many of the major potteries in Japan, the origins of Hagi yaki can be traced back to the influx of Korean potters to Japan following military manoeuvres abroad. In 1592, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famous warlord and important historical figure, conducted a disastrous campaign on the Korean peninsula. His efforts were not entirely in vain however as he forcibly brought back Korean craftsmen, who under the patronage of the local lord Mori Terumoto, went on to produce wares which developped into Hagi yaki as we know it today. A demand for tea ceremony goods from the moneyed classes kept the Hagi potters in business and the simple rustic shapes with a delicate transluscent white glaze found favor with tea ceremony masters, giving Hagi yaki a certain cachet and ensuring its position as one of the most prestigious potteries in Japan.

Aohagi Mentori guinomi Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi dokai tokkuri sake bottle by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi teapot by Noutomi Susumu 450 ml / 15.2 oz NEW

Aohagi houhin Noutomi Susumu 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Gohonte Tawarade yunomi from Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Hagi engraved tumber by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tumber by Noutomi Naoko

Aohagi yunomi tea cup (Large) by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Hagi sakazuki sake cups from Choun kiln SOLD

Aohagi engraved teapot by Noutomi Naoko 420 ml/ 14.2 oz

Aohagi Abalone shape dish from Choun kiln

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Yohen yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 360 ml / 11.1 oz NEW

Yohen White glazed yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 340 ml / 11.4 oz NEW

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 250ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 265 ml / 8.9 NEW

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 240 ml / 8.1 oz NEW

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 260 ml / 8.7 oz NEW

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 90 ml / 3 oz

Biwa (loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 90 ml / 3 oz

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun
220-250ml / 7.4-8.4oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 130 ml / 4.3 oz NEW

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 100 ml / 3.3 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
90 ml / 3 oz

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
90 ml / 3 oz

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
95 ml / 3.2 oz

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
85 ml / 2.8 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
85 ml / 2.8 oz NEW

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 140 ml / 4.7 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 145 ml / 4.9 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4 oz

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Tsuchinohana sencha cup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun 220-230ml / 7.4-7.7 oz

Tsuchinohana yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun (smaller) 150-155ml / 5 - 5.2 oz

Gohonte houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Gohonte houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 330-340 ml / 11.1-11.4 oz

Kairagi rugged yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 330 ml / 11.2 oz SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi Warikoudai guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko SOLD

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi Mentori katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi Mentori katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi Mentori katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 300 ml / 9.9 oz SOLD

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao 100 ml / 3.3 oz

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao SOLD

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao

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Care instructions for Hagi yaki
Hagi yaki is made of very porous clay. As the items are used, tea deposits seep into the glaze,changing the color. Fans of Hagi yaki view this as a charming characteristic rather than a detraction. One gets the feeling that the items are adapting themselves to the owner's usage and that in time, each piece becomes even more unique and special.
When you first start using Hagi yaki, you may notice an earthy smell. This comes from the clay and will disappear with use, as tea deposits are absorbed into the glaze.
Because of the porous nature of the clay, the use of strong detergent is not recommended. Wash in hot water and dry with a soft cloth. Leave to dry naturally in a shady place before storing. Do not leave fluids standing in the items for any length of time as condensation may gather around the base and damage wooden counters or trays. Also, as the base tends to be rough, be careful when using on polished surfaces.