The potential of clay created by the flame of tradition
Otani ware dates back to the Edo period.
It all started when a pottery craftsman born in Kyushu came to village of Otani to show off his potter's wheels skills and burned fire extinguishing pots.
ONISHI TOKI, the potter of Otani ware, was established in 1919.
The Matsuura Kiln, built in the early Meiji period, was inherited by Yonekichi Onishi, the first generation, and started as the ONISHI TOKI Manufactory.
Since then, while continuing to keep the flame of tradition burning, We have been exploring the infinite creativity of clay and the novel sensation of the encounter with the flame, and making daily efforts to create traditional and new works.
We create "Japan Blue" by fusing dyeing and pottery
As a pottery manufacturer in Tokushima, we also offer works that incorporate Tokushima's pride, indigo dyeing.
To begin with, Tokushima is very famous for its indigo dyeing.
This is because Tokushima is famous for "Sukumo”a natural indigo dye.
Above all, Tokushima's “Sukumo” is called "Awa Indigo" because it is of such high quality that it is differentiated from other regions.
The "Japan Blue -indigo-" series uses a glaze that has been formulated to evoke the colors of indigo dyeing in Tokushima.
In addition, the ashes used to make indigo dyeing liquid were reused for the glaze, aiming for a fusion of dyeing and pottery.
Please look for yourself the beauty of "Japan Blue" that can only be conveyed by a kiln manufacturer in Tokushima.
Enjoy the advantages of pottery and indigo dyeing together
While respecting the traditions that have been built up over a long history, the products are made with the user in mind, incorporating trends.
The plates have a simple design that looks great no matter what you put on them, the cups are made so that they don't weigh you down even when you pour a lot of drinks into them, the chopstick rests add a playful touch, It is designed to be easy to use and to make you want to use it.
The pottery and indigo dyeing nurtured in Tokushima.
This is a product that can be enjoyed on a daily basis, offering the best of both worlds.
Please enjoy the beauty of pottery that you can feel by touch and the beauty of "Japan Blue" that you can see with your eyes.
2013 The 2nd Soba-choko Art Competition Honorable Mention