Hirashimizu ware flourished during the Bunka period (1804-1818) in Hirashimizu, a district that locates in the south-west area of Yamagata City and at the southern foot of Mount Chitose, a mountain entirely covered with pine trees.
Seiryugama (Seiryu kiln), pottery that follows the tradition established by the founder of Hirashimizu ware, Jizaemon Niwa, was opened during the early years of the Meiji era. Porcelain making at Seiryugama inherits the tradition by manually molding the local soils utilizing potter's wheel, while it successfully adapts to the times as well.
Nashiseiji, which was developed in 1945, received the Grand Prix at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. Seiryugama subsequently created "Zansetsu," and the white glaze that portrayed the thawing mountain has now become a synonym for Seiryugama.
I have been very satisfied with the products so far. In particular I have been using the iron teapot and frying pan the most! The frying pan was smaller than expected, but that is actually perfect for me as I currently live alone.
A.X. from USA
I am very pleased to advise you that the products I ordered met my expectations and I am delighted with each one. My shopping experience with Shokunin was overall very positive and I look forward to another opportunity to shop with you again.
S.S. from Australia
I am astounded and delighted that all of my (very well packed) items arrived this morning in London 36 hours after being sent from you in Kyoto! I look forward to many years of use from them. Thanks again for the great service. I am satisfied with the products. I have noticed that the teacups do show some slight lines in the porcelain with use of green tea but that, I expect, is a natural feature of use. The teapot and nuts bowl also are looking very well and getting daily use! I will definitely drop by the shop the next time I visit Kyoto.
M.D. from UK
Extremely satisfied and thanks for asking. I will surely place more orders in the future. I have been searching for a lid for the pot but no luck so far. Very good customers service. Keep it up and be safe and keep your family safe.
Customer from Hong Kong
This item is usually shipped in 3 business days. If out of stock, we will inform you of the estimated shipping date.
Size: About Ø7.5xH5.7cm
Weight: About 107g
Material: Porcelain (Maruyama Ceramic Stone)
*The size and coloring may differ according to its finish. We kindly ask for your understanding. *Please note that it may produce craze over time.
Price: 1,600 JPY
Established during the early years of the Meiji era. They follow the tradition established by the founder of Hirashimizu ware, Jinzaemon Niwa, while successfully adapt to the times as well.