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Shiro kiln
The beauty of Shinsya is endless: “Shiro kiln (Mr.Nobuyuki Soejima)”

The Shiro kiln (Shirogama) is unique among the many traditional Aritayaki kilns. Shinsya" is a technique in which the glaze undergoes a chemical reaction in the kiln to create natural patterns. During the Ming Dynasty, Shinsya was known as a prestigious technique loved by successive emperors, and was described as being as beautiful as a jewel.
Shinsya started out as a red glaze during the Yuan dynasty in China, and by the Qing dynasty it had become the red glaze we see today.
Shinsya is known as one of the most difficult colors to produce in pottery, and a good color can only be produced when the four conditions of glaze mixture, thickness, base clay, and firing method are all in place.
The Shiro kiln skillfully manipulates the kiln change technique to create not only ruby-colored Shinsya, but also blue-green and purple Shinsya Tenmoku and various other kiln changes.
Shiro kiln’s unique Shinsya Tenmoku works are works of art that breathe new life into traditional Aritayaki.
The kiln owner, Mr.Nobuyuki Soejima, is an up-and-coming potter who has been successively selected for the International Pottery Exhibition and continues to challenge the endless world of the beauty of Shinsya.

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Greetings - Hizen Aritayaki Shiro kiln

I was born and raised at the foot of Uchino Sarayama, one of the oldest kilns in Hizen, I was obsessed with the beauty of fire from an early age and decided to make pottery as my life's work.
Turning the potter's wheel, he searched for the world of white porcelain, celadon, and Shinsya, and was fascinated by the mysteriousness of yohen Tenmoku.
The wonderful thing about yohen is that it will continue to change even after careful calculation.
I hope to continue to knead the clay, burn the flame, and create works that I am satisfied with. I sincerely hope that you will give me encouragement and support.

Sincerely yours

Nobuyuki Soejima - Potteries History
In 1961 Born in Sarayama, Uchino.
In 1985 Awarded the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Prize at the Nagasaki Ceramic Exhibition ("Shinsya chouryumon tsubo").
In 1988 Awarded the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the Kyusyu-Yamaguchi Ceramic Exhibition ("Hatou").
In 1994 Awarded the Encouragement Prize at the Saga Bikyo Exhibition ("Machi").
In 1995 Awarded the Saga Television Prize at the Kyushu-Yamaguchi Ceramic Exhibition ("Zansetsu").
1984-2003 Awarded a prize at the Saga Prefectural Exhibition, Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramic Exhibition.
In 2009 Awarded a prize at the Kyusyu-Yamaguchi Ceramic Exhibition.
In 2015 Awarded the Saga Television Prize at the Kyushu-Yamaguchi Ceramic Exhibition ("Shou").
Awarded a prize at Saga Prefectural Exhibition.
Awarded the Saga Bank Cultural Foundation Prize ("chuu").
In 2016 Awarded a prize at the International Ceramic Exhibition, the Saga Prefectural Exhibition.
In 2017 Awarded a prize at the Saga Prefectural Exhibition, Second prize, Chairman of the Saga Prefectural Assembly Prize (Wind of the New Moon).
Awarded a prize at the Saga Prefectural Exhibition ("Hokorobiru").
In 2018 Awarded the Nishinippon Shimbun Prize, International Ceramic Exhibition, Japan ("Gen").
Awarded a prize at the Saga Prefectural Exhibition ("Silk road").
The Saga Bank Cultural Foundation Prize ("Hatou").
Awarded a prize ("Kouka").
In 2019 Awarded a prize at the International Ceramics Exhibition ("Shio").
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