Impressive plates made by the leading ironwork craftsman
The first generation owner, Yohei Yoshiha, trained as a craftsman making iron pots for the Japanese tea ceremony under the honorary master, the 13th family head of the Onishi Family, the master of tea ceremony iron pots and one of the 10 appointed craftsman families producing utensils for tea ceremony. Yoshiha started the shop after completing his training and receiving permission from the master to establish a branch, which was an extreme honor. The present third-generation owner still follows the old method of iron casting and making traditional Kyoto-style iron pots. He not only makes pots but also other tea ceremony tools such as the beautiful dark blue set of cloisonné plates (126,000 yen for five plates) depicted in the photo. Combining different types of metals such as bronze and tin, and brass and silver he continues to make a variety of metal items for the tea ceremony.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC., and introduced in “Kaitai Kyoto” magazine, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2010.
|Name||Kyo Kamashi Sandaime Yoshiha Yohei|
|Address||3 Higashi Kujo Nishigoryo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto|
|Resevation||Reservation necessary by phone in advance|
|Recommended||Some of Yoshiha's works are introduced on their website.|
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