ASAHIYAKI is located in the Uji region of Kyoto Prefecture where is known as the center of tea culture, just across the Uji River at the foot of Mount Asahi, opposite the Byodo-in Temple.

ASAHIYAKI started the pottery works about 400 years ago during the Keicho era (Momoyama-Edo period) under the guidance of Kobori Enshu. It is regarded as one of the "Enshu Seven Kilns(Enshu nanagama)". In the times tea masters such as Sen-No- Rikyu and Kobori Enshu were active, the first kiln master Tosaku uses Mt.Asahi pottery clay, created tea utensils such as tea bowls and fresh-water containers that are favored by daimyo, official residences and tea masters.

After that, ASAHIYAKI have continued to make tea utensils in Uji without interruption for generations, in the latter half of the Edo period, the eighth generation Chobei started to make the sencha wares that is the prototype of the current shape. ASAHIYAKI grew up with the development of tea culture in Uji. ASAHIYAKI will continue to cherish the tea culture of the past and continue to walk with them.

About ASAHIYAKI >

Matsubayashi Hosai XVI Collection >

This is a collection of Hosai Mastubayashi's works by ASAHIYAKI, which continues for 16 generations.
These will post new works on the 1st of every month.

22,000 JPY

SOLD OUT Guinomi ” Sake cup", Geppaku and Silver , Hosai XVI

Guinomi ” Sake cup" made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI. Hosai XVI's unique glaze expression work.

38,500 JPY

Futaoki"Lid Rest" Geppaku overglaze ,Hosai XVI

Futaoki"Lid Rest" made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI.

198,000 JPY

Chawan Benikase (Red fawn-spot) with brush strokes , Hosai XVI

Chawan made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI. "Benikase" is a traditional ASAHIYAKI style.

132,000 JPY

Flower Vase Kohiki , Hosai XVI

Hanaire"Flower vase" made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI. Hosai XVI's unique glaze expression work.

220,000 JPY

Chawan, Geppaku , Hosai XVI

Chawan made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI. Hosai XVI's unique glaze expression work.

220,000 JPY

Chawan, Kase , Hosai XVI

Chawan made by Hosai XVI of ASAHIYAKI. "Kase" is a traditional ASAHIYAKI style.

 

ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection >

ASAHIYAKI has four craftsmen and one painter. The items in this collection are they created is named Asahigama pottery collection. They keep philosophy which has been continued about 400 years in their Asahigama pottery collection.

Standard Item >

5,500 JPY

Flower vase ,and Mosquito coil incense holder ,Hanshi ( Local clay ) ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A mosquito coil incense holder that also available to use as a flower vase. If you turn its face side, you can use as a mosquito coil incense holder that make mosquito coil stand vertically. If you turn the back, it will become a flower vase.

12,540 JPY

Cup & Saucer,Black x Geppaku S ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Cup and saucer designed by Shigeo Mashiro, sfera, who specializes in soft designs. The shape of the handle is one of viewpoints.

27,500 JPY

Tea pot, Celadon, S ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

”Hohin", an unhandled tea pot that has been inherited since the period of the eighth generation Chobei.

8,800 JPY

Porcelain cup ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A porcelain cup produced with the restaurant "LURRA °" in Higashiyama, Kyoto. A porcelain cup fired in a climbing kiln for "LURRA °", the restaurant cooks only with firewood.

Limited Item >

11,000 JPY

Tea Bowl, Geppaku glaza ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A small tea bowl that you could use it daily. It is fired by the climbing kiln "Genyo". Geppaku glaze that vividly colors in front of fire place and on the shelf (high temperature place) of the climbing kiln.

11,000 JPY

Tea bowl, Matsubai glaze,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A small tea bowl that you could use it daily. It is fired by the climbing kiln "Genyo". As for Matsubai glaze(pine ash glaze), we use glaze as a raw material by burning the red pine firewood used in the climbing kiln into ash after firing.

11,000 JPY

Tea bowl, Kashibai glaze ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A small tea bowl that you could use it daily. It is fired by the climbing kiln "Genyo". Kashibai glaze (Oak ash glaze) is the glaze that produces slightly white-green color due to the iron content in the ash. It is a glaze that goes well with the climbing kiln.

33,000 JPY

Flower vase, Matsubai glaze ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Flower vase fired in the climbing kiln "Genyo". This flower vase that makes it easy to arrange flowers used for tea ceremony. It features a variety of Matt green colors.

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7,150 JPY

CUP TALL Yellow × BlueGreen ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Japan Handmade is a collection born from the "GOON" project. It was created in collaboration with the Danish design studio OeO.

7,150 JPY

CUP TALL Celadon × BlueGreen ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Japan Handmade is a collection born from the "GOON" project. It was created in collaboration with the Danish design studio OeO.

13,200 JPY

Cup & Saucer, Celadon ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Cup and Saucer with "Celadon" glaze. The inside of the cup is bright white so you can also enjoy the color of black tea or coffee.

Tea Around Project >

The pottery will propose the tools around "tea". A tea bowl of a size that matches the Sencha bowl of Asahi ware, an hourglass of the number of seconds that matches Japanese tea made carefully. An item produced by the kiln, which is a tool required for the tea space.

3,300 JPY

Hourglass for brewing tea

An original hourglass made from crushed sand from Asahiyaki works. An hourglass completed by the techniques of Japanese craftsmen.

11,000 JPY

Tea Tray

Tea tray produced by Mr. Satoshi Nagano, Nagano Works, who studied woodworking in Finland. It is made from Kalopanax septemlobus tree that inhabit only in Japan, and the more you use it, the taste of tree will gradually increase.

24,750 JPY

SOLD OUT Tray with legs

Designed by Shigeo Mashiro, sfera, "Tray with legs", that is easy to use for enjoying tea on a table or tatami mat.

1,512 JPY

SOLD OUT Cookies for Japanese tea

Rice flour cookies specially presented by LovA Japanese restaurant in Uji. This cookies is suitable for delicate taste of Gyokuro tea.

 

ASAHIYAKI Mug as a gift

ASAHIYAKI Mug is often chosen as a gift.

5,500 JPY

Mug Two-tone color ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Two-tone Mug with Geppaku glaze and black glaze. Firing in the climbing kiln "Genyo".

5,500 JPY

Mug, Kashibai glaze ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

Mug with Kashibai "oak ash"glaze, this is a crackle glaze. This mug has beautiful delicate cracks.

5,500 JPY

Mug, Black glaze ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A black glaze mug fired in the climbing kiln "Genyo".The black color of this mug is to concentrate on the aroma of tea.

5,500 JPY

Mug, Matsubai glaze ,ASAHIGAMA Pottery collection

A mug fired with Matsubai glaze(Pine ash glaze). The firing of the climbing kiln "Genyo" is characterized by complex colors.