How to use
Miyajima Osuna Ware can be used as everyday dinnerware, such as dishes, tea cups, bowls and tokkuri (sake bottle). Using them will enhance the taste of the Japanese food, and other kinds of food, that you serve, Also, our pottery can be used as pieces of art to decorate your room.
Gift and Souvenir
Miyajima Osuna Ware make very good gifts/souvenirs from Hiroshima.
They make an excellent gift for commemorating a special event or occasion.
Story behind our product
Our company, Yamane Taigendo, was established by Kosai Yamane in Miyajima-guchi, which is located across the ocean from Itsukushima Shrine. More than 200 years ago, it was custom for travelers to take sand from under Itsukushima Shrine as a Good Luck Charm for the travels, and then return it when they came back. Miyajima Osuna Ware began its creation by mixing the sacred sand from under Itsukushima Shrine into the clay. As this sacred sand is blessed by the Shinto Priests it is considered to be “Sand of the Gods” and as such, each grain of this sand is highly treasured. The Momiji (Japanese Maple) figures found in the pottery are not drawn or painted. They are actually created by placing real Japanese Maple leaves onto the pottery surface, giving each pottery piece its very own unique design and look. As the 3rd generation Kosai honoring the traditional sand pottery skills that were handed down from previous generations, I will continue to focus on perfecting this craft to create Miyajima Sand Pottery pieces that; honor the great history of Miyajima, touch the hearts of the people who purchase them, and give me enjoyment during their making.
*Yamane Hironari succeeded in becoming the ‘3rd Kosai’ in February, 2014.
Open Days (to the public)
[Experience Making Pottery Class]
Depending on the size, you can make 2 pottery rice-bowls, forming by hand and using an Electric Potter’s Wheel.
Fundamentals of pottery making will be taught therefore this class would be very enjoyable and appropriate for beginners.
Booking in advance is required (2 people minimum).
[Experience Decorating Pottery Class]
You will decorate unglazed tea cups and dishes using a brush, creating your own original design.
*You may join this class on the day you arrive (no prior booking required), as long as it is during the Gallery’s hours of operation.
These workshops are offered inside the shop (Yamane Taigendo).
You will receive full instruction on the fundamentals of creating pottery (from using an electric potter’s wheel to creation of large pottery pieces), therefore this workshop is perfectly fine for beginners and novices.
Please feel free to contact us for more details at 090-5693-7601 or at email@example.com