Do not buy from people that do not know How to Identify their Japanese Pottery Marks, Hanko Chops, Box & inscriptions.
Avoid websites that contains items without the artist name, eventually if a website have pots and start to describe them with a long history, era, age, etc without the craftman's name, well, they do not know what they sell. Go Out! As everyday i receive reports about scam, third parties, people who claim themself to have item in hand, well, they basically grab your money & if you are lucky they will buy elsewere for you. U need to be sure that the item you want is really in stock & in hands from the seller you chose.
Eventually call me & i will try to help you out.
Kanji its not something easy to know.
You need to pretend a 100% translation of anything you buy before to pay!
Welcome to ONIHAGI, my name is Manuele 真入得 瑠 "Get into the truth and acquire jewels" .
We deliver Japanese tradition art of Japan to the world
We help finding Hagi, Bizen, Shigaraki , Shino and Karatsu which you are looking for.
We can find anything u like On request
If you're looking to buy ceramics, This is the right place for you! For thousands of years, pottery and ceramics have been a large part of both the art world and everyday life there in Japan. Like all other aspects of Japanese life, the production of ceramics is a lesson in patience and meticulous craftsmanship. As a result, Japanese ceramics are like nothing else in the world. Whether you're a lot into ceramic i assure you that here you will see ware you can't miss. I only buy on the japanese market things i like, because i trust only in my point of view.
This space want contains weekly handy tips & tools on request & cool stuff i find in Japan or what I'm doing in my own business traveling around the Globe. I'm averse to spam, as I'm sure you are, so i aim to make it very useful, stay in touch here so you don't miss out! If you like to drink Tea, Coffee or Sake into a guinomi, mug, tea or an unique bowl, this space will grow weekly and I'll keep adding Tea Ceremony ware as i'm learning something more everyday ! With time i became familiar with Hagi Ware, a pottery style that as changed as i do frequently when its about Art. In Hagi City they have long ranked the most precious ceramic wares in the world made for the tea ceremony. I use to call : The charms of Hagi ware's rough clay & rich pockmarked surfaces, laced with diamond cracks in the glaze.
What I'm offering here is a gallery exhibits with my experience into pottery and a little bit of Japan. It's not organized as a shop online as when i buy elsewere i don't like digging into a big e-commerce. Instead of just putting things in categories, i've tried to put them in order. It's minimal, it's simple as i like info that's easily accessible. Many informational products & sites have become a lesson in complexity. This is intentionally lightweight, distilled & minimal, because i don't like dig in bigger web sites. I personally like fast-moving & i spend much time into Facebook, Istagram & Whatsapp.
\m/ Born to lose, Lived to Win \m/
.''One, Raku; two, Hagi; three, Karatsu.''
Hidden Jewels (Nobori-Gama Treasures)
I have passion for Hagi Ware, but it capture my attention Japanese pottery traditionally from Bizen province, and like shiga is fired for a long period in the kiln without glaze, creating subtle gradations in a distinctive seasoned color. Bizen City clay is dug up from rice fields and this iron rich clay is what gives most its dark colors, though, a few potters prefer to use lighter mountain clay. After being processed and shaped by the potter, the wares are fired in a NOBORI-GAMA (climbing kiln).
Hagi Ware (萩焼, Hagi - Yaki )
This is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its humble forms and use of translucent glaze. It originated in 1604, when Japanese samurai lord Terumoto Mori funded a Kiln to make ceramic ware in his castle in terms to provide the utensils necessary for tea ceremony, which he was very interested in. The original Hagi ware resembled famous Korean white ware bowls. However, the style has changed to reflect Japanese aesthetic taste over the years.
Potters mix local clay that is not refined, and as a result, many small cracks may appear in the ware after being fired. The piece is then decorated with translucent glaze, which gives it a wet appearance. Regular use also adds a natural color of tealeaves to the ware, and the teacup begins maturing and revealing its own unique color. This is called the "Seven transformations of Hagi".
Demon Oni-Hagi Bowl 山根清玩 Seigan Yamane
Bizen Ware (備前焼,Bizen-yaki)
The Art of "not knowing" Burning Passion.
Bizen has a history of more than 1,000 years, which makes it one of the oldest pottery making techniques in Japan. From Okayama prefecture, it is made using either a mixture of two kinds of rough clays with different densities that has a rich deep reddish brown color because of its high iron content. On a climbed kiln pine wood is used as fuel. It contains resin, which creates high temperature, as discharges too much smoke to be used for fireplaces is ideal for kilns. Some artists like challenge temperature at 600 degrees Celsius, and others keep it more than 1,200 degrees. The placement of pottery inside a kiln changes the conditions in which it is fired, resulting in various different outcomes. Nobody can predict how each piece of pottery will turn out!
Shigaraki Ware (信楽焼)
The pottery and stoneware made in one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan. Shigaraki (Shiga Prefecture) Is High-fired unglazed ware famous for its ash deposits and distinctive forms. Originated around 12th century, spreading outward from Tokoname and Atsumi. Shigaraki pottery is thought to have begun in the waning years of the Kamakura period (1192-1333).
This image detail had been taken from Rakusai V
Shino Ware ( Shino-yaki, 志野焼 )
Shino ware is Japanese pottery, usually stoneware, originally from Mino Province, in present-day Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It emerged in the 16th century, but is now widespread, including use abroad. It is identified by thick white glazes, red scorch marks, and a texture of small holes. The origin of the term "Shino" is uncertain. It may be derived from "shiro", the Japanese word for "white". Or it may refer to the tea master Shino Soshin (1444-1523).
Demon Oni-Shino Bowl 月形那比古 Tsukigata Nahiko the "Oriental Picasso"