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Tamba ware is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, along with Seto, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Echizen, and Bizen. Tamba ware originated in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods, and was designated as a national traditional craft in 1978 under the name of "Tamba Tachikui ware."

"Slipware," in which the surface of a vessel is decorated with decorative clay on a raw, dried base, is a technique that has been used for centuries in ceramics in England and other parts of the world. The patterns, which are drawn spontaneously by hand, have an unadorned beauty that blends in with daily life, and a simple strength.

Tamba ware's Slipware