Karatsu Yakimono Club (June 28, 2024)

 Hello everyone. 
We are in the middle of the rainy season. Linear rain bands are appearing in various places.
Please be careful and avoid any damage.
The other day, at the Nakazato Tarouemon Kiln and Chawan Kiln Memorial Museum in Karatsu,
The 15th Ceramic Art Walk was held. This association is headed by the 14th generation Nakazato Tarouemon Sensei.
The 14th generation Imaizumi Imaemon and the 15th generation Sakaida Kakiemon of Arita,
The 15th generation of Satsuma's Chinjukan Sensei, the Living National Treasure of Oishiwara, and Fukushima Zenzo Sensei,
This is a gathering of over 20 distinguished ceramic artists from Kyushu.
 It was a relaxed study group that was not tied to any particular sect or place of origin.
It has been held in various locations for the past 22 years. Since the second event, I have been in charge of the secretariat, so the event will be held in Momochihama, Fukuoka.
We have also held the "Ceramics Walk Club Members' Exhibition" at Gallery Ichibankan.
This was the first time the event was held in five years since the COVID-19 pandemic, and 12 people participated.
Everyone was really friendly, and during the study session they seriously discussed pottery making and kiln management, before moving to Karatsu Choco Bar for the evening social gathering, where they happily exchanged drinks until late into the night. We hope that this activity will lead us to become a leading organization in the "Kingdom of Pottery Kyushu" in the future.
I would like to continue working hard in the future. This week at the Ichibankan Online Store, we will be introducing a new sake cup by one of the key members, the 15th generation Sakaida Kakiemon.
This is a popular item that always sells out in an instant. When you add sake to the thick dough that is unique to Nigote, it becomes incredibly flavorful.
It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth considering.
Karatsu is also at risk of flooding. Please be careful.
Have a great weekend this week too. Owner of Ichibankan Naoki Sakamoto