The Latest Reports
- 間 美恵 : Mie Hazama
- MAGOKORODO gallery "KURA" Open information / 真心堂ギャラリー「蔵」オープンのご案内
- 出西窯のページを更新しました/The page of SHUSSAI-GAMA Kiln was updated
- Ushinoto-Wear 2012 new-work information
- Information of a year-ends-and-New-Year-holidays business day
- New work of the ceramist GINKO of Switzerland! /スイスの陶芸家GINKOの新作！
- The beautiful photos from FRANCE!!!
- The Kintaikyo bridge and the Shuhodo cave in Yamaguchi Prefecture,
- The works of ceramist "Ginkgo" of Switzerland ,and Belgium and SEIGAN SANSAI CHAWAN of winter.
- Ceramics work collections and From Belgium
- The 26th Tanabe art museum grand-prix / tea ceremony modeling exhibition (CHA NO YU ZOUKEI TEN). 第26回田辺美術館大賞/茶の湯造形展
- My new works
- Ceramist of Switzerland "GINKGO"
- SEIGAN-CHAWAN IN FRANCE!!!
- Great photos From Belgium.
- Japanese lacquer repair of the broken SEIGAN blue Teabowl.
- The photograph which arrived from the gentleman of Belgium.
- The Hagi designated historic spot / Yukawa Family Old Residence.
- In the case of a customer living in the United States .
- SHOUKA（松花）/ Japanese-style dish restaurant
- Wood-block print artist Hiroshi Yuasa/木版画家、湯淺浩
- GYOKUHO Kiln,TETSUAKI NAKAO/玉峰窯、中尾哲彰
- Japanese tableware WEB shop,iris-hermit/ 和食器WEB通販ショップ 菖蒲の隠者
- SEIGAN Yamane's karate club, THOKON-JYUKU/山根清玩、闘魂塾
- Carpe Diem Teaház,The Tea store in Hungary/ハンガリーのお茶屋さん
- WABI-SABI culture of Italy WebSite/イタリアのWABI-SABIカルチャーのHP
- Japanese lacquer studio NUSHIYA(Ceramics repair)漆工房ぬしや
- Bizen ware KASHO YASUHO,FU-GETSU-GAMA kiln/備前焼 嘉生安穂 風月窯
- Steve Naegele's 無葉/無葉
- Ceramist of Switzerland "GINKGO"'s website/スイスの陶芸家"GINKGO"HP
- Ceramist of Switzerland "GINKGO"'s blog/スイスの陶芸家"GINKGO"ブログ
- NAKATANI BAG STORE/中谷かばん店
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MAGOKORODO gallery "KURA" Open information
Dear Sir or Madam ,
Although preparation of opening was advanced wholeheartedly from sometime past, it became the progress which opens the MAGOKORODO gallery "KURA" in the following address on Sat, November 10.
The new gallery which opens this time displays and sells many beautiful works which adapt themselves to your everyday life.
We want more people to touch the works which "craftsmanship Japan" artist craftsmen produce.
And we are the intentions of purifying oneselves every day that people seem to love their works.
I say greeting guidance open with informality.
C.E.O Hidehisa Moroyose
MAGOKORODO arrived the new Ushinoto-Wear works to be sold in 2012.
Since the Ushinoto kiln fires works only once per year, we cannot do additional orders except the stock which the Ushinoto kiln has.
Since firing of next works is in about 12 months, please do not miss this chance. I will list works to Ebay one by one.
Thank you for always visiting MAGOKORODO.
In MAGOKORODO, business stops for the New Year holidays from Japan Standard Time December 29 (Thursday), 2011 to January 5 (Thursday), 2012.
When e-mail and payment are received during a vacation, we resume a reply and shipment on January 6 (Friday), 2012.
Thank you for visiting MAGOKORODO.
ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA 2011!
Wishing your health and happiness in 2012 from Japan.
Have a Wonderful holiday season.
The ceramist GINKO of Switzerland sent the photographs of a new work, and the photograph of beautiful flowers.
Beautiful green glass glaze is the fresh tone in which an Oribe ware is impressed.
Thank you for sending spring of Switzerland to us!
Please visit to
ginkgo's Website: http://www.theiere.net/
ginkgo's Blog : http://tpotginkgo.blogspot.com/
DOMO ARIGATO GINKO!!!
2011年3 月11 日に発生致しました東日本大地震で被災された皆様とそのご家族の方々に、心よりお見舞い申し上げます。
We received mails and others of encouragement from many people in the world about this disaster.
There were also people of countries who are helping Japan in people to which e-mail was sent mostly.
I was allowed to read the warm mail which arrives from all over the world, shedding tears.
The countries in the world have dispatched assistance and a rescue unit to Japan.
We have big gratitude in the warmth in the world, and support.
It was destroyed many times until now, and Japan has repeated revival.
Receiving the warm support and encouragement out of the world, the Japanese will band together with your countries and we will revive them this time also.
We appreciate your warm worries.
The beautiful photos which my French's friend sent to me
I have a good French's friends.
When they came to Japan last year, they visited MAGOKORODO and me.
They were very polite and were wonderful people who love Japanese culture.
Bizen ware, SHUNKO-ENN's cup
HAGI ware ,DEISHI's GOHONDE gl YUNOMI Teacup
HAGI ware,SEIGAN bule YUNOMI Teacup
Hagi ware, DEISHI's Chamfered cup
Daisen ware, Toshiyuki Suzuki, The bowl and plates of iron glaze
Hagi ware, SEIGAN's sea cucumber glaze cup
KAZUWA Wear, Yoshiko Yamane's YUNOMI teacup
Hagi ware, SEIGAN's SINSEN-SEIJI glaze cup
Hagi ware, SEIGAN's sea cucumber glaze cup
Hagi ware, SEIGAN blue glaze cup
The shelves which he made from handmade, and his beautiful collections
His blog :La Voie du Thé
I do not notice that these photos were taken in France without explanation.
DOMO ARIGATO GZAIMASU for loving Japanese culture and art , My friend !!!
I am waiting for your next visit!
KONNICHIWA, Japanese-ceramics lovers
I visited his kiln of Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, in order to meet Ceramist TETSUAKI NAKAO this month.
His report will appear in a Magokorodo website by the end of this month.
GYOKU-HO kiln website URL (http://www.gingayu.com/index.php).
I introduce the Kintaikyo bridge and the Shuhodo cave in Yamaguchi Prefecture, before introducing his kiln.
Many souvenir stores which sell ores, Hagi ware, etc. are located in a line with the entrance in Akiyoshido Cave.
Much nature is left behind here and water is very beautiful.
This is an entrance of a cave.
I was overwhelme
The outline of a Kintaikyo bridge
One of the three Japan bridges a "Kintaikyo bridge" A Kintaikyo bridge is a wooden bridge representing Japan.
In the feature, the 5 continuation curvature bridge of the unique figure which otherwise does not look at an example is specified as the scenic spot of the country in 1922.
Bridge length/(210m of distance along the surface) (distance in a straight line of 193.3m), They are 5m in width, and 6.64m in height of abutments of a bridge.
History of a Kintaikyo bridge
First employer HIROIE KIKKAWA of the Iwakuni domain in Iwakuni built the Iwakuni castle in 1608 on the top of Yokoyama who is a ground of the natural fort besieged by the winding Nishiki-river.
Having arranged the residence and the upper samurai mansion at the foot, I put the middle class, a lower samurai's residence, and the man's in the street house on Nishikimi of the Nishiki-river opposite shore, and they formed the Iwakuni castle town.
Yokoyama and Nishikimi were separated by the Nishiki-river with a river width of about 200m, and the bridge was indispensable because of politics.
3rd employer and HIROYOSHI KIKKAWA decide to construct the bridge through which I do not flow into the Nishiki-river which is a flood river.
Then, he got the design for a Kintaikyo bridge for the figure which HIROYOSHI was describing at the Xi Hu sight-seeing magazine and which applies a stone bridge along an island to the hint.
And the Kintaikyo bridge which was an earnest wish of the Iwakuni domain was completed in October, 1673.
Although some bridges were spilt out by the flood next year, I strengthened pavement before the year end, and was rebuilt.
I was not spilt out although the repair and the construct substitute by superannuation were performed for 276 years since then repeatedly.
And while being constructed again, improvement piled up.
However, while many citizens watch, also regrettably, the Kintaikyo bridge has been lost by rise of water of the Nishiki-river by the Kezia typhoon in September, 1950.
Then, on the whole, Kibe's bruise came to be conspicuous, although rebuilt with civic zeal in January, 1953 about 50 years after.
Therefore, reconstruction construction was performed using the construction method which combines a traditional tree by the hand of the craftsman of Iwakuni which inherits tradition from the autumn of 2001.
Five curvature bridges adhered to the beauty of the arch, and were born again in March, 2004.
The structure of the curvature bridge serves as structure whose intensity increases further by the pressure from the bridge upper part by the technique which combines a strong tree.
It is estimated that the technology which constructs a bridge without a bridge pier for between 35m is perfect, in view of present-day bridge engineering, and while being surprised very much by front technical capabilities 300 years or more, I bear the sense of reverence.
If the back of a Kintaikyo bridge is looked up at from the dry river bed of the Nishiki-river, you can see dynamic structure beauty.
Moreover, the abutments of a bridge which carried out the streamline shape to the stream have an effect which reduces the pressure of water, and the pavement with which the circumference of abutments of a bridge was covered has reinforced the root of abutments of a bridge.
The beautiful iris garden was located at the site of the castle near the Kintaikyo bridge.
Thank you for visiting MAGOKORODO Website.
Have a wonderful Teatime!!!
Thank you for always visiting Website of MAGOKORODO!
Since the friend of Belgium sent fun pictures, I write about Bizen ware.
My friend sent the pictures of title "NEZUMI-BIZEN" to me.
The color which Japanese people usually imagine with a "mouse" is "gray."
"Gray" calls it "NEZUMI-IRO" in Japanese.
When "NEZUMI-BIZEN" written by my friend translates literally, it is "gray Bizen ware."
Although the work of a picture is not gray, they are "a mouse and Bizen ware."
His pet is "KAWAII"!
"NEZUMI" may be attached and expressed in the ceramics which changed into the non-oxygen state and were discolored bluish with Japanese pottery.
"NEZUMI-HAGI or AO-HAGI", "NEZUMI-SHINO or AO-SHINO", etc.
In the case of Bizen ware, "NEZUMI" does not use, but they are called "AO-BIZEN".
"AO" is "blue" in English.
There are two kinds of blue Bizen ware.
Ceramics will be in a strong reduction state, without fire touching directly, or the ceramics which became cooling reduction will become blue with the bright whole - blue - black.
This is called blue Bizen and these are especially treasured a few also in many colors.
There are one more and salt blue in blue Bizen.
This is throwing in salt in kiln during firing, melts the surface by the alkali of salt and is made to color in blue by reduction.
These are kinds of salt glaze.
Since the surface is changed to glaze, unlike blue Bizen described previously, the surface is smooth.
In addition, a work can be put into the container called "MURO", non-oxygen can be made from the present age in a container in intentionally, and blue Bizen can be compulsorily made from it.
Black Bizen :
With black Bizen, the clay to which it colors black is applied to the ceramics surface, and it is made. Moreover, it is the Bizen ware which made and fired ceramics with the clay which becomes black. Black Bizen is called "INBE-TE" (INBE style).
* All the Bizen ware works currently sold in MAGOKORODO are fired with firewood, and the works which attached the pattern and the feature in intentionally are not sold.
I think that I would like to write next time about wonderful "water purification action" which Bizen ware has.
ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA for reading to the last!