Shigaraki Ware

One of the six ancient kilns that started in the Kamakura period. They use a highly rich soil that contains a lot of compost, allowing for great plasticity, which is extracted from the bottom of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. The clay has a natural orange hue that radiates a warm and gentle look that also is durable pottery. It has been said that Shigaraki Ware emerged in the 8th century and has been used for over 1300 years. It is still widely used today and handmade by skilled craftsmen for its highly resistant fire properties and its durability.