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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 guinomi by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi dokai tokkuri sake bottle by Noutomi Susumu SOLD

Aohagi teapot by Noutomi Susumu (large) 600 ml / 20.2 oz NEW

Aohagi houhin Noutomi Susumu 250 ml / 8.4 oz SOLD

Aohagi houhin by Noutomi Susumu 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

Gohonte Tawarade yunomi from Choun kiln of Noutomi Susumu

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tumber by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Aohagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko SOLD

Hagi engraved tea bowl by Noutomi Naoko

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (Loquat) yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 285ml / 9.6 oz SOLD

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

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

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Yohen Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 330 ml / 11.1 oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 260 ml / 8.7 oz

Hagi yunomi teacup by Mukuhara Kashun

Shirahagi yunomi by Mukuhara Kashun 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

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

Hagi yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Yohen guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun SOLD

White hagi guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun

Biwa (loquat) guinomi by Mukuhara Kashun 100 ml / 3.3 oz SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
145 ml / 4.9 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
135 ml / 4.5 oz NEW

Kairagi houhin by Mukuhara Kashun
130 ml / 4.3 oz SOLD

Kairagi sencha cup (small) by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana teapot by Mukuhara Kashun (small) 125 ml / 4.2 oz

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

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

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 145 ml / 4.9 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana houhin by Mukuhara Kashun 120 ml / 4 oz NEW

Tsuchinohana sencha cup by Mukuhara Kashun

Tsuchinohana yuzamashi by Mukuhara Kashun 215-245ml / 7.2-8.2 oz

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

Ash glaze teapot by Mukuhara Kashun 440 ml / 14.8 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 SOLD

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 260 ml / 8.8 oz

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 280 ml / 9.4 oz SOLD

Hagi tea bowl by Shibuya Eiichi 320 ml / 10.8 oz SOLD

Shira hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko SOLD

Shira hagi guinomi by Ohtani Masahiko SOLD

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko

Shira hagi tokkuri by Ohtani Masahiko SOLD

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 240 ml / 8.1 oz SOLD

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

Kurinuki guinomi by Kaneta Masanao NEW

Kurinuki yunomi by Kaneta Masanao NEW

Aohagi tea bowl by Yamane Seigan SOLD

Oni hagi warikoudai yunomi by Yamane Seigan SOLD

Sazae (turban shell) guinomi by Seigan SOLD

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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.