ONI (鬼)

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09/05/2021

Legendary creatures of Japanese folklore, the Oni are gigantic demons similar to orcs, with claws and horns that grow from their heads, and embody the forces of nature. In folk tales they are often described as wicked and destructive creatures. It is said that originally they were benevolent creatures capable of keeping away evil spirits, then,...

Komatsu began an apprenticeship in Hagi in 1981. He became independent in 1989 when he built his own kiln and opened his Furaibo pottery. Two years later he built a climbing kiln in Fukui. Komatsu teabowl is a typical product of Hagi and Ken also create the traditional cut foot ring "wari kodai" . Hagi wares are the most prized...