The kiln was opened in 1992 inside the Yachimun-no-Sato at Yomitan Village in the middle of Okinawa main island. It is overseen by four independent masters and its thirteen chambers are lit five times a year. Apprentices from around Japan gather here to make clay, mix glazes and fire ceramic wares, handling every process themselves.

"Day-to-day movie heaven and earth."


  • Title: Yomitanzanyaki North Kiln, Ceramics from Okinawa
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Subject Keywords: Ceramics from Okinawa, Yachimun, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Rights: Photo: © Art True Film and Mika Kawase

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