Eika touen, since its founding in 1943, it mainly focuses on "Oribe" products, which is one of Mino's representative pottery, such as tableware, green tea utensils, floral entrance etc, which can be used in general families We have expanded widely. While valuing original techniques and history, products that can be accepted in this era are being created by many craftmans. There are many kinds of containers that can be used for western cuisine etc. to accommodate changes in meal contents. To everyone, We would like to offer great products to everyone.


Mino ware is a generic name of ceramics with Gifu Prefecture, Mino District (present Toki City, Tajimi City, Mizunami City, Kani City) as the main production area, and in the 16th century (Momoyama period) by Oda Nobunaga's economic policy Potters in the hilly areas around Seto City are said to have established a large number of large ovens, which are ground-based single-chamber kilns that are excellent in sintering efficiency, moving to the village of the Mino area. In addition, "Mino Momoyama pottery" which is represented by Shino ware was burned and became a major production area, the foundation of Minohaki was built. In the Edo era, the structure of the kiln was changed from a large kiln to a bunching kiln, and in addition to Shino ware, excellent products of Oribe ware were produced, and now it becomes a large ceramic industry that produces the majority of Japanese dishes, and in 1978 , It is certified as a traditional craft product of the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The Traditional Craftsman Profile

Craftsman Name
Toyohisa Kato
Introduction He is a popular artist who is active as a professional workmen of Shino ware, and is expected to be the next generation.
Shino ware is different from other glazes because the firing method is different, so even a small number of pottery working specialty is in Mino, but among them is a highly anticipated person.
Craftsman Name
The late Masao Nakajima
Introduction As an Elder of Mino he was encouraged at work at the age of 92 until he died. Continue to act as the first in the development of the area, the price is reasonable but the level of the work is very high, many local fans also have high reputation and persistent fans.
Craftsman Name
Katsunobu Kato
Introduction Katsunobu Kato studied under The late Mr. Masao Nakajima, and now he is working locally independently for pottery activities.His style is good at Goryeo ware and Kohiki ware.
Craftsman Name
Mitsunori Kurata
Introduction Mitsunori Kurata is a craftsman who is evaluated the attitude of the pottery about the baking of nature that can not be expressed by just the present sintering method alone.
Craftsman Name
Renji Nakagaki:Shuho
Introduction Shideki gama is a pottery kiln with a reputation for producing primarily good color dishes, centering on "Oribe" which is one of Mino's representative baked goods. Recently not only traditional Oribe but also the modern new "Oribe" as a theme.
Craftsman Name
Yasuyuki Nakajima:Gazan gama
Introduction Gazan gama is the late Masao Nakajima who produces everyday products of the kiln, currently his son Yasuyuki Nakajima is working as the owner.

Oribe ware

Oribe has been produced much more than traditional tea ceremony from old days, but dishes such as gift have been produced, but most of the production was this green glaze. This green glaze has been expressed as "blue". Also, as it is expressed by the word "honey", Oribe's instruments have many unique shapes since ancient times. ※ Direction (Mukouzuke): Rice and juice line up in front of Japanese (Kaiseki) cuisine dish, but the dish or device to put on the other side. ※ Hyogo: Points to an interesting shaped item.


What is Keshotsuchi is to make a homogeneous film by placing a natural whitish clay on a substrate to cover smooth irregularities emerging due to small holes and coarse grains on the substrate surface, to hide the color of the substrate to make it white, Things to use for.

Location & Address

Eika touen San-sho-an
Postal code
1-40-10 Hinodemachi Tajimi-shi Gifu