Tanka Yohen Mizusashi

Artist: Aki Tamiya
80,000 yen ($509.73 USD)

Wood-Fired Mizusashi / dia 20.5cm x h20cm

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.

**The lid on this vessels sits loosely with a slight gap on one side.

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 20.5cm x H 20cm
  • Weight: 2820g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: AT-004
  • Made in Japan