Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday In Japan... Tanba Pottery

On one of my trips to visit family in Japan, son planned a visit to Tamba Pottery
Kondacho Tachikui, Sasayama-shi Hyogo.
This is a potters dream, a beautiful lush green valley complete with river, were every turn if the road you see a studio with the trade made dark brown pottery for sale.
Son drove us down the valley and we ended at the Tanba Traditional Art Craft Park.
We toured the pottery studios and viewed the unique Kilns.
As part of our tour  we were able to sit at long tables use the special clay and make something to be fired later.
Lots of cups and mug where made but I decided I would make a flower pod with seeds.
It just seemed right with all the natural  beautiful valley around me.
The family joke was what the staff said when they had to fire these pieces. 

 
 
 
 

I would love to spend at lest one whole day in this valley touring many of the the studios .

potter. . . parsnip
music. . . Isn't it Wonderful,  Nobuo Uematsu
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 Update
No movie review today. I didn't see "My Neighbors The Yamadas"
ran out of time but I will be seeing "The Cat Returns" this week.
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    1. Thank you if was so much fun. My son is just the best at planning interesting things for me to do when I am there.

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  2. Is that a little character inside the pot?

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    1. hahahahahaha...
      I just looked at that photo it does looks like a small character in the pot. I was just trying to show that every thing went inside like seeds in a pod.

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  4. There are so many interesting and unusual sounding things in Japan, Parsnip. A valley of potters... wow....

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    1. oh such a beautiful valley so lush green with a river and then artist all down the valley

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  5. How cool to have a valley of artists in one place. Like wine country for potters or people who love pottery. I like the seed pod. It tells a story.

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    1. I did pottery for years, had my own kiln

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  6. It must be lovely having family in Japan, giving you a perfect excuse to make the trip.

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    1. yes it is and wish I could visit more my health is holding me back right now

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  7. Well, are you going to tell us what the staff said while firing?

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    1. hahahahahahaha... we don't know what they said. we just made up stories about what we thought they said.

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  8. We were talking at the bereavement club of how therapeutic it is to talk and work with one's hands at the same time.

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    1. I always have to be doing something with my hands, like doodling when in long meeting or what ever, help me remember.

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  9. I think they're great but I'd love to know what they said!

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    1. me too we made up stories, it was a long running joke for about a year,

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