Times were difficult for the 4th to 7th generations, who had to resort to earning their living through agriculture and tea production. Records indicate that they also made roof tiles and boated people across the Uji River.
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Title: A letter from the Niwata family ordering roof tiles to the Asahi pottery
Date Created: 1864
Location: Asahi kiln
Transcript: Document concerning the contraction of the Niwata Palace, dated twelfth month, 1864. After the Niwata Palace, located inside the Kyoto imperial palace, was damaged by fire during one of the riots preceding the Meiji Restoration, the Asahi pottery was requested to supply roof tiles for the repair.