The name of kiln Syunzan kiln
The name of artist Syunzan Mori
The Biography For over seventy years, Syunzan has been persuiting to make original pottery reflecting modern sense and inheriting organized traditional pottery at base of Mitera Sennyu-ji located Higashiyama area in Kyoto.
In 1917, founder Kazutoshi Mori has established a kiln after gaining skillls of Kutaniyaki
In 1946, Second generation, Norihiro Mori has received an education to Magozaburou Tokuriki and studied for new style of pottery after graduation from National Pottery and Ceramic College. He has established at Kyoto Pottery・Aoyou Exhibitation and been gotten The Mayor Prize
In 1977, Third generation, Tishitugu Mori has studied on molding adviced by Zenjyu Miyashita. Being selected for "Nitten" "Japanese Pottery Exhibitation"" Asahi Ceramic Exhibitation" and gotten prize at "Japanese New Handcraft Exhibitation""Kyoto Exhibitation""Kinki Art Exhibitation" Now, Norihiro is chosen the president of cooperative association and judgement of National Pottery Conference. He is dedicating to his work for developing of pottery buisiness.
“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.