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GENERATIONS OF CRAFTMANSHIP
From 16th century to present day
Ikkyu is privileged to provide our customers with work from a variety of masters. Every artisan carries the history of hundreds of years of practice within their craft, as the disciples and descendants of old masters. Pottery in Kyushu can be divided into three major areas and styles: Arita ware, Karatsu and Imari.
Becoming a master craftsman means years of apprenticeship before being allowed to produce individual design. Each artist must find a balance between their own artistic vision and the. Successors of a certain style will assume a formal title once they are ready to take on the responsibility of guiding and furthering their lineage.
Each artist must find a balance between their own artistic vision and the demands of their family's practice.
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