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Nakazato Taroemon Pottery is a pottery that has inherited the tradition of Karatsu ware for more than 420 years from the first Matashichi Nakazato to the current Taroemon Nakazato 14th.
During the Edo period, he served as the official kiln for the Karatsu domain, and the Tojinmachi Ochawan kiln that was used at that time is still preserved on the kiln site as a national historic site.
Muan Nakazato (12th generation Taroemon Nakazato) was recognized as an important intangible cultural property holder of Karatsu ware (Living National Treasure) for his achievements in reviving Karatsu ware, which had been discontinued since the Meiji period. Taroemon) was appointed as a member of the Japan Art Academy in recognition of his highly artistic works that incorporate colors and decorations that were not found in conventional Karatsu ware.
Currently, the 14th Taroemon Nakazato is creating a new modern Karatsu ware.
This work is carefully made one by one by craftsmen using the carefully selected soil from the Taroemon kiln.