Introduction to the kilns


The founder of this kiln, Sasaki Kichinosuke, were fascinated by the artistic sense of “Rikyu-wabicha” and the thought of “Zen”.
He moved close to Kiyomizudera-temple from the center of Kyoto to create his own kiln. After that, he started to have his own “Shorakugama” kiln.
In present, the kiln has changed the name to “Kiraigama” kiln when it was moved to a mountain of Kameoka, north side of Kyoto.
The history of the kiln has been developing for about total 10 decades with thoughts and skills from Kichinosuke Sasaki, the founder of Shorakugama kiln.