The name of the kiln, "Kobushi Kiln" comes from the flower Magnolia Kobus, which is the first flower of spring in the northern countries. Their pottery has its roots in Hokkaido and posseses unique qualities. Each piece is handmade and unique. The beautiful blue gradation called "Namakoyuu" is a color representative of Kobushi Kiln. The color is reminiscent of the blue pond in Biei and the sea of Shakotan called Shakotan Blue. The purple glaze has a color similar to the lavender field in Furano. A beautiful mug representative of Hokkaido.
■ About Kobushi Kiln
In 1946, the first generation "Miaki" was opened in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido Prefecture. Today, the third generation "Chiaki" is the pottery maker and is the oldest kiln in Hokkaido. Products of Kobushi Kiln are popular among many people. Kobushi Kiln continues to preserve its traditional techniques, such as the molding method and the glaze, while focusing on handmade products.