Ceramic Treasures of Japan
April 19, 2018 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Onta is a small village of potters in Japan, who produce distinctive etched ceramics entirely by hand (YT). An episode from Ceramic Treasures of Japan, an NHK World series of 15 minute documentaries, which looks at local ceramic arts in various parts of Japan. Episodes are scattered across youtube; links to 9 episodes are inside.

Here are the ones I have found:

Arita-yaki, Saga Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b7Dcxq5IHk

Bizen-yaki, Okayama Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcQGrLUOis

Hagi-yaki, Yamaguchi Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmIypnIQpVU

Iga-yaki, Mie Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqE2vqAVz2c

Karatsu-yaki, Saga Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwiyiX1iBQY

Onta-yaki, Oita Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFOotlIz9xs

Satsuma yaki, Kagoshima Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya0O2BKz2h0

Yachimun, Okinawa Prefecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJyPdpkRjrQ
posted by carter (3 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
Wonderful post. This is why I metafilter. Thank you.
posted by infini at 7:38 AM on April 19, 2018 [6 favorites]

Thank you for bringing all these together - excellent explanations of techniques and outstanding pictures.
posted by speug at 11:22 AM on April 19, 2018

There are places with "treasure hunting" programs where you can pay a really reasonable fee to get as much pottery as you can fit into a basket. This has been at the top of my travel to-do list for a long time.
posted by mshrike at 11:37 AM on April 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

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