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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.

We recently received sad news of the loss of a talented Hagi artist.
RIP Ohtani Masahiko 1963-2022.

Aohagi Dokai guinomi Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi dokai tokkuri sake bottle by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi yunomi by Noutomi Susumu 310 ml / 10.4 fl.oz SOLD

Aohagi yunomi by Noutomi Susumu 300 ml / 10.1 fl.oz SOLD

Aohagi Wan by Noutomi Susumu 400,430 ml/13.5,14.5 fl.oz SOLD

Aohagi teapot / Noutomi Susumu 430 ml / 14.5 fl.oz SOLD

Aohagi houhin / Noutomi Susumu 210 ml / 7.1 fl.oz SOLD

Aohagi houhin Noutomi Susumu 210 ml / 7.1 fl.oz SOLD

Gohonte Tawarade yunomi from Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Hagi sakazuki sake cups from Choun kiln SOLD

Hagi engraved tea bowl SOLD

Kairagi Kofukuwan tea bowl 240-280ml/8.1-9.4 fl.oz

Biwa Kofukuwan tea bowl 350 ml/ 11.8 fl.oz

Biwa Kofukuwan tea bowl 325 ml/ 10.9 fl.oz SOLD

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

Blue glazed yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 275 ml / 9.2 fl.oz

Blue glazed yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 250 ml / 8.4 fl.oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 255 ml / 8.6 fl.oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 260 ml / 8.7 fl.oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 240 ml / 8.1 fl.oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 240 ml / 8.1 fl.oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 220 ml / 7.4 fl.oz SOLD

Biwa (Loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 100 ml / 3.3 fl.oz

Biwa (Loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz SOLD

Biwa (Loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 95 ml / 3.2 fl.oz

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 90 ml / 3 fl.oz

Yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz SOLD

Blue glazed guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Blue glazed guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Blue glazed guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 90 ml / 3 fl.oz

Blue glazed guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 85 ml / 2.8 fl.oz

Blue glazed guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 85 ml / 2.8 fl.oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 110 ml / 3.7 fl.oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 120 ml / 4 fl.oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 95 ml / 3.2 fl.oz*Left-handed

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
115 ml / 3.8 fl.oz

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
105 ml / 3.5 fl.oz

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun
250-260 ml / 8.4-8.7 fl.oz

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun
300-320 ml / 10.1-10.8 fl.oz

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 120 ml / 4 fl.oz

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 100 ml / 3.3 fl.oz *Left-handed

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 100 ml / 3.3 fl.oz *Left-handed

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4 fl.oz

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Tsuchinohana sencha cup by Mukuhara Kashun

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

Gohonte houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Gohonte houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 fl.oz

Gohonte teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 335 ml / 11.3 fl.oz

Blue glaze teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 375 ml / 12.6 fl.oz SOLD

Blue glaze teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 400 ml / 13.5 fl.oz SOLD

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 310-345 ml / 10.4 - 11.6 fl.oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 380-390 ml/12.8-13.1fl.oz

Kairagi rugged yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

White hagi Mentori katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao 130 ml / 4.3 fl.oz

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao 105 ml / 3.5 fl.oz

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao SOLD

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao NEW

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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.