A miniature earthen Satsuma Vase Ware Bamboo Pheasant, the shouldered body decorated with bamboo forest and walking pheasant. Authentic skills have gone into hand-painting this traditional vase, a ring of fire has been painted onto the rim of this beautiful vase.
In 1919, the founder of Yozan was attracted to the mesh pattern of the Awata yaki, so much so that he began manufacturing Kyo-Satsuma in the Higashiyama Ward of Kyoto City. Since then, Ogawayozan have devoted themselves to crafting this intricately designed pottery. Kyo-Satsuma has become well renowned across many different countries in forms such as vases, teapots, and decorative dishes. In Japan, Kyo-Satsuma pottery is highly desirable for tea ceremonies and burning traditional incense. In 1993, the second generation Yozan was awarded the honour of being named Traditional Industrial Excellence Engineer by the Governor of Kyoto. Shortly after, in 1996, the third generation Yozan was certified as a successor to Kyoto’s crafts technology.
Our expert traditional Makers in Japan have never sold their products officially outside of their country. Their products are officially available on the Atelier Japan store.
Our makers have stood the stead of time. They have prevailed among huge global disturbances and are still unwilling to go backwards. We champion this aim to be the resilient partner of the digital age.