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Excavation survey of Mt. Akahada motogama kiln 2

Photo by Kidachi Masaaki2015-08/2015-09

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

The climbing kiln of Akahada ware has not been used since 1975. In 2016, preparations will begin to revive the tradition and light the fires of the kiln once again. The reassembling and excavation surveys of the kiln are necessary in order to pass on knowledge of the kiln, as well as the techniques that were used to build and repair it. If the kiln is left in its present state without being repaired, the specific techniques needed to maintain the kiln will rapidly become obsolete. This is a problem faced not only by Akahada motogama, but by kilns in many regions of Japan. The endeavor taken on by Akahada motogama is a challenge of bringing to life a cultural heritage.

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  • Title: Excavation survey of Mt. Akahada motogama kiln 2
  • Creator: Photo by Kidachi Masaaki
  • Date Created: 2015-08/2015-09

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