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15th Tsuji Hitachi


Ban Wrap Imperial Kiln /Imperial pottery for the palace


Arita ware was created about 400 years ago.

In the Edo period, when the third-generation heir of the Tsuji family took office, the Tsuji family's kiln was recognized as the first imperial kiln for porcelain in Japan.

The superb technology and quality, the clear and beautiful blue blooming, make the ceramics deeply carved in the long history.

From Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, to Heisei, and now to Reiwa. In the world of technology and beauty inherited and changed with the times, Tsuji Hitachi, the fifteenth inheritor of Arita ware, continues his exploration of ceramics.

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Tsuji Family Period Book

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Tsuji Family Period Book

Kiheiji, the ninth inheritor, received a bedding from Emperor Hitotaka in the first year of Kouka (1844).

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Tsuji soil

In the birthplace of porcelain, Arita Izumiyama, the land dedicated to imperial porcelain is called "Tsuji soil".



1939   /

Born as the eldest son of 14th inheritor.
1958   /  

As a first-term student of the kiln industry test ground in Saga Prefecture.

Published works at various exhibitions and won various awards before became famous.

Together with fourteen generations of inheritor, I participated in the production of fine arts and crafts in the palace, as well as the production of spring ornaments basin ware in the palace.

Fabrication of Chrysanthemum Imperial Heraldry in Shoulder Plate

Fabrication of Chrysanthemum Imperial Heraldry in gold cup.

2008 / 

Gain the name of 15th generation Tsuji Hitachi.

Nationwide commemorative exhibitions was held


Tsuji’s secret inheritance Kokushin ware

In 1811, the Tsuji family's unique firing method was invented by the ninth generation inheritor (Ki Heji).

The same porcelain clay is used to make a sagger, and the parts that are in contact with the lid and the inside of the container are painted with enough glaze to fire so that the inside of the sagger is completely vacuumed.

Therefore, the penetration and diffusion of internal and external gases during firing are blocked, and the surface is very shiny, and the color is natural and transparent. However, after the firing is successful, it is necessary to break the sagger with a hammer to take out the works inside, so it is a very energy-consuming and irreversible production method.


Zuiun Phoenix Large Vase

Large vase with wide mouth and beast

Wealthy dragon and phoenix pot with lid

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