The name of kiln the name of artist Eihou Katou
The biography In 1956, Born at Higashiyama area in Kyoto.
In 1976, Graduation from municipal Industry school in Kyoto.
In 1977, Graduation from craft training school in Kyoto. He has started making pottery with his father, Eihou who got a prize called "Traditional Industry artist"
In 1989, Got an artist name "Third generation, Eiho"
In 1993, Being selected at Kyoto Pottery Exhibitation. After that his works have been selected twice ever.
In 1999, Authorized as a Traditional handcraft artist designed by Minister of Industry Trade. In 2000, Receiving a title called " Meian-ji kiln" from head priest of Meian temple.
In 2002, An Encouragement Prize from Minister of Industry Trade.
“Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” is one of the many traditional crafts that are representative of Kyoto. “Kyōyaki” refers to Kyoto pottery that became popular in the foothills of the Higashiyama mountains, due to the trend of Japanese tea ceremony since early Edo period. “Kiyomizuyaki,” on the other hand, is pottery that was made in Gojō-zaka, the approach to Kiyomizu Temple. Today, “Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” generally refers to all kinds of ceramic ware in Kyoto. “Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” does not pertain to particular styles or techniques, but encompasses them all. This is because Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, was the city where talented craftsmen and fine quality materials gathered from all over the country, and was where many temples and shrines, the imperial family, and the aristocrats were patrons of these traditional arts.