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ASAHIYAKI

With a four-hundred-year lineage of master-ceramicists, the Matsubayashi clan and its family-owned pottery studio, Asahiyaki, has carried on the pottery tradition of Uji, Kyoto for sixteen generations.

The time-honored techniques, paired with the water quality of the Uji river and the local soil composition, have combined to bring the world’s attention to this region’s very fine clay.  Sixteenth generation Yusuke has recently succeeded his father, Master Hosai Matsubayashi, and continues his ancestors’ design legacy and cultural heritage. Inspired by the region’s tea ceremony culture, Asahiyaki ceramic works celebrate the tea-tasting experience, including designs performing for traditional tea rituals with contemporary appeal.

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Asahiyaki Les Ateliers Courbet Portrait Kyoto