Tanka Yohen Mizusashi

Artist: Aki Tamiya
70,000 yen ($446.02 USD)

Wood-Fired Mizusashi / dia 20cm x h16cm

While the Mizusashi is traditionally used as lidded container for holding fresh water during during a tea ceremony, the unglazed vessel can be used as jar for any purpose. The pot was fired in an anagama (kiln) over a period of 10 days. The unique firing process of anagama kilns produces distinctive effects on the pottery, including variations in color, texture, and surface patterns. Because of the long and labor-intensive firing process, anagama kilns are relatively rare.

Aki Tamiya
Aki Tamiya's unglazed vessels are made primarily with clay from Mino and Shigaraki and fired in an Anagama. Tamiya-sans work is characterized by simple shapes and forms with expressive, textured surfaces resulting from transformations that occur in the kiln during firing.

Born in 1964
1996 Built a kiln in Mashiko
1999 Built a Kiln in Shizuoka
2000 Built an Anagama Kiln


  • Dimensions: Dia 20cm x H 16cm
  • Weight: 2300g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: AT-003
  • Made in Japan