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March 3, 2018

This is a Bizen ware candle holder, one of our popular items among our Bizen ware collections. Look at the beautiful cut on the surface.  Each hand cut involves the artisan’s painstaking process. 

We received an order from a lady in the U.S.  Her brother is working in the U.S. navy in Japan and she wanted to send him the candle holder as a Christmas gift.  In the U.S., Christ...

December 29, 2017

I made an “Okazari” wreath for the first time. “Okazari” is a Japanese New Year’s decoration generally made of a rope of straw and is hung on doors during the New Year holiday.  We believe it serves as a charm against evil spirits. “Oshogatsu” was originally a festival to welcome a Shinto god, and to pray for a rich harvest for the year.  Hanging “Okazari” originates from Shinto...

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