FICI ART BLOG — Susumu NOTOMI

Tales of blue pottery

Susumu NOTOMI

萩焼作家 納富晋 Pottery Artist : Susumu Notomi 書家 鈴木猛利 Calligrapher : Mohri Suzuki 茶道家 中澤宗寿 Tea Master : Soju Nakazawa   Hagiyaki originates from the city of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Hagi yaki is known for a fine mesh of cracks which many Potter's dedicate their live in pursuit of this unique antique appearance. Susumu Notomi applies a rich blue glaze to draw out the beauty of Hagi yaki and has created those high quality Hagi ware.   See the work of Susumu Notomi

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Introduction of Hagi and Hagiyaki

Susumu NOTOMI

Hagi is well known for its remarkable historic sites and its local Hagiyaki Pottery. Hagi (萩) is a former castle town off the major transport ways along the tranquil Sea of Japan coast in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It used to be the capital of the Mori Clan, one of the most powerful clans during the feudal age. Mori lords governed present Yamaguchi (then known as Choshu) for more than 250 years and played a central role in bringing about the Meiji Restoration in the second half of the 19th century.   Hagi is best known for its nicely preserved former castle...

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