Kyoto ware (Kyo-yaki) refers broadly to pottery made in Kyoto. In the past, when Kyoto was the capital of the country, the highest quality in all cultural products was sought. Kyoto ware was one such product. In response to demand, it continues today to change and respond in terms of design and variety.
The colors used in decoration change according to the temperature at the time of firing. The complete pattern or design is not done at one time, but divided into a number of steps. The decoration and firing are repeated until the coloring and design are what one has been striving for.