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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

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi dokai tokkuri sake bottle by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi yunomi by Noutomi Susumu 290 ml / 9.8 oz NEW

Aohagi teapotby Noutomi Susumu (large) 550 ml / 18.5 oz NEW

Aohagi teapotby Noutomi Susumu (large) 570 ml / 19.2 oz SOLD

Gohonte Tawarade yunomi from Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi wan #1(pair) by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi tea bowl by Noutomi Susumu NEW

Hagi engraved tumber by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko NEW

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko NEW

Aohagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko NEW

Aohagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Aohagi engraved guinomi sake cup by Noutomi Naoko NEW

Hagi engraved guinomi sake cup by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Aohagi katakuchi sake pourer by Noutomi Naoko

Aohagi houhin by Noutomi Susumu 230 ml / 7.7 oz SOLD

Tsuchinohana tea bowl by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 230 ml / 7.8 oz SOLD

Tsuchinohana guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 100ml / 3.4 oz SOLD

Kairagi guinomii by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (loquat) sakazuki by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

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

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun
270 ml - 310 ml / 9.9 oz - 10.4 oz

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 105 ml / 3.5 oz

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

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
140 ml / 4.7 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
125 ml / 4.2 oz NEW

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 135 ml / 4.5 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana sencha cup by Mukuhara Kashun 

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 320 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

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

Black hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 310 ml / 10.4 oz SOLD

White hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 260 ml / 8.8 oz

Hagi tea bowl(large yunomi) by Shibuya Eiichi 360 ml / 12.1 oz

Hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 180 ml / 6 oz

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 300 ml / 10.1 oz

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 280 ml / 9.4 oz

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 320 ml / 10.8 oz

White hagi guinomi by Shibuya Eiichi 100 ml / 3.3 oz

White hagi guinomi by Shibuya Eiichi 120 ml / 4 oz

Shira hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 295 ml / 9.5 oz NEW

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

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

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 290 ml / 9.8 oz NEW

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 240 ml / 8.1 oz NEW

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 210 ml / 7.1 oz NEW

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 195 ml / 6.5 oz NEW

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao

Aohagi warikoudai guinomi by Yamane Seigan

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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.