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The workshop of Tanii Hozan is situated in the countryside, in an old school lost on the high of Shigaraki. He represents the third generation of this manufacture. The pieces created by Tanii Hozan are mainly dishes. He creates his clay and enamels, and also his own ovens.
Recycling is very important for him, in order to give a second life to things.
“My theme is the source, the origin point. Do you know that earth creation is like pottery? When earth was created more than 4 billions years ago, it was only fusion of lava in a part of creation, like enamels locked into an oven.”
Japan has 6 differents styles under the denomination of 6 “ovens”, which are part of Japanese heritage. Shigaraki is one of them. The art of ceramic in the archipelago is organized by “ovens” which represent distinct styles.

The workshop of Tanii Hozan is situated in the countryside, in an old school lost on the high of Shigaraki. He represents the third generation of this manufacture. The pieces created by Tanii Hozan are mainly dishes. He creates his clay and enamels, and also his own ovens. Recycling is very important for him, in order to give a second life to things. “My theme is the source, the origin point. Do you know that earth creation is like pottery? When earth was created more than 4 billions years ago, it was only fusion of lava in a part of creation, like enamels locked into an oven.” Japan has 6 differents styles under the denomination of 6 “ovens”, which are part of Japanese heritage. Shigaraki is one of them. The art of ceramic in the archipelago is organized by “ovens” which represent distinct styles.