Collection: Kyo Ware / Kiyomizu Ware 京焼・清水焼 Kyo-yaki Kiyomizu-yaki

It is one of the traditional crafts that represent Kyoto, and it was originally used to refer to the pottery that was fired in the Kiyomizuzaka area on the way to Kiyomizudera Temple.

Since the capital has been a capital for a long time, it has a track record of going in and out of tea masters, shogun families, imperial families, samurai families, etc., and by putting foil on it, it has a high-class orientation, high decorativeness, and diversity. A major feature of Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki that is not found in Japanese pottery.

What is the difference between Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware?
"Kyo-yaki" is a pottery that spread mainly in the Higashiyama foothills area from the early Edo period against the backdrop of the popularity of the tea ceremony. On the other hand, "Kiyomizu-yaki" was a pottery made on Gojozaka, which is the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Currently, all pottery made in Kyoto is called "Kyo-yaki/Kiyomizu-yaki".