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Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware) was first produced during the end of the Edo period (1603-1867) in Tochigi prefecture, as simple, utilitarian pottery for everyday use. It gained popularity as the Mingei movement (the folkcraft revival), conceived by Yanagi Soetsu, began to take root during the 1920’s.

Hamada Shoji, a lifelong friend of Yanagi Soetsu and arguably one of the most well-known folkcraft potters of the 20th Century, later made Mashiko-yaki famous throughout the world. Establishing his studio and home in Mashiko, Hamada embraced the ideals of the Mingei movement and created pots of modest simplicity, with a human touch. This same spirit can still be found in Mashiko-yaki today.

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