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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 cup by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi tea bowl by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi Mentori guinomi by Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi teapotby Noutomi Susumu (large) 610 ml / 20.6 oz SOLD

Various footed cups by Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Aohagi wan #1(pair) by Noutomi Susumu

Hagi engraved guinomi sake cup by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved guinomi sake cup by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tea bowl (small) by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Aohagi small plates by Noutomi Naoko NEW

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Aohagi houhin by Noutomi Susumu

Yohen shira hagi yunomi (large) by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana tea bowl by Mukuhara Kashun

Kohiki tea bowl by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi (Large) by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 250 ml / 8.5 oz SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 250 ml / 8.5 oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 230 ml / 7.8 oz

Tsuchinohana guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 100ml / 3.4 oz

Tsuchinohana guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 100ml / 3.4 oz

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

Biwa (loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

Kairagi yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun 270 ml / 9.1 oz

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 95 ml / 3.2 oz NEW

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 100 ml / 3.4 oz NEW

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 130 ml / 4.4 oz NEW

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4.4 oz NEW

Kairagi teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4.4 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 130 ml / 4.4 oz

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4.1 oz SOLD

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 130 ml / 4.4 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4.1 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4.1 oz SOLD

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

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 205 ml / 6.9 oz SOLD

White hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 200 ml / 6.8 oz SOLD

White hagi yunomi by Shibuya Eiichi 260 ml / 8.8 oz NEW

White hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi

Black hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi SOLD

White hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi

Hagi black glaze tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Shibuya Eiichi

White hagi guinomi by Shibuya Eiichi 125 ml / 4.2 oz SOLD

Black hagi guinomi by Shibuya Eiichi 105 ml / 3.6 oz NEW

Shira hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko

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 NEW

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko NEW

Mentori guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko NEW

Shira hagi katakuchi by Ohtani Masahiko NEW

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 280 ml / 9.4oz NEW

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 280 ml / 9.4oz SOLD

Shira hagi yunomi by Ohtani Masahiko 300 ml/ 10.1oz 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.