For most of you, maybe didn’t know that japan had also ceramic/porcelain industry that intruded into middle high class Japanese Society because of their high technique, hand made and quality proven.
The history started since Tokugawa Shogunate era, around 1.600 year, the villager here in Okawachiyama produced the porcelain. As time went by, this technique was continued by their ancestry, to be developed… finally now the complexity and the color is stunning…
Here are some of their production, from plate, mug until wind chime :
Okawachiyama is located in isolated place 🙂 seems like that because the place is surrounded by mountains. It is 85 km from Fukuoka City, around 1 hour 45 minutes or 2 hours driving from Fukuoka, some of the roads are mountainous small road.
In Okawachiyama, if you go inside the village, the workshops and showrooms are standing along the roads. This atmosphere is so calming, not crowded as busy city… it is so peaceful because the isolation. This isolation place reminds me with a similar one: Shirakawago https://eddysiswantogoei.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/shirakawa-go-2/
Here is the peaceful village pic:
And this is the landmark of Okawachiyama:
Without doubt, the bridge is covered by porcelain 🙂 #smile