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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 Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi dokai tokkuri sake bottle by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi yunomi by Noutomi Susumu 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Aohagi teapot by Noutomi Susumu (large) 550 ml / 18.5 oz

Aohagi houhin Noutomi Susumu 260 ml / 8.7 oz SOLD

Aohagi houhin by Noutomi Susumu 220 ml / 7.4 oz NEW

Gohonte Tawarade yunomi from Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi wan #1(pair) by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi tea bowl by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Hagi engraved tumber by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Aohagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Aohagi engraved guinomi sake cup by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Tsuchinohana tea bowl by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Yohen Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Yohen Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 360 ml / 12.1 oz SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 250 ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 80 ml / 2.7 oz NEW

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 NEW

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun NEW

Biwa (loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 85 ml / 2.8 oz NEW

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun
270 ml / 9.9 oz SOLD

Kairagi yuzamashi (mega size)by Mukuhara Kashun
540 ml / 18.2 oz NEW

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

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

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

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
95 ml / 3.2 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
120 ml / 4 oz SOLD

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
140 ml / 4.7 oz SOLD

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

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

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

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

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 130 ml / 4.3 oz SOLD

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4 oz

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 135 ml / 4.5 oz SOLD

Tsuchinohana sencha cup by Mukuhara Kashun

Ash glaze teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 440 ml / 14.8 oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 350 ml / 11.8 oz SOLD

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

White hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 260 ml / 8.8 oz

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

Hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 180 ml / 6 oz SOLD

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

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 SOLD

Shira hagi katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 300 ml / 9.9 oz

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 290 ml / 9.8 oz

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 240 ml / 8.1 oz

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 210 ml / 7.1 oz

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 200 ml / 6.7 ozSOLD

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao SOLD

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao SOLD

Aohagi tea bowl by Yamane Seigan

Hagi city
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.