Many masterpieces of china were produced with the patronage of Hikone Clan at the end of the Edo Period.
They were called Koto-yaki, literally meaning “East of the Lake” ware.
Koto-yaki vanished after the Meiji Restoration, but Potter Nakagawa Ichishiro has devoted himself to reviving it. The traditional technique of making Koto-yaki, such as delicate brush work against pale blue tint background, has been kept intact. The name of the revived workshop is Koto-yaki Ichishiro Gama (kiln) .
At Yumekyobashi Shop, we exhibit and sell many earthneware dishes made of clay produced in Hikone, as well as revived Koto-yaki ware. We take orders for custom made gifts and commemorative items. Please feel free to stop by and take a look.
1-6-22 Honmachi, Hikone, Shiga, 522-0064, Japan