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Mashiko-yaki Spoon: Kokeshi


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Mashiko, Japan, was home to the potter Shoji Hamada, a pioneer of Japan’s Mingei or folk arts movement. It was Shoji Hamada who also, together with Bernard Leach, initiated Britain’s modern studio pottery movement. Today, there are over 300 potters working in a variety of styles in this small town just two hours north of Tokyo, not least Hamada’s grandson Tomoo.

Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware) is characterised by its rustic, hand-crafted style. Everyday objects are designed to be practical and without pretension, the ‘hand-crafted art of ordinary people’.

This lovely spoon has been handmade for us in Mashiko from the local red clay, specific to the area. Decorated by hand with a kokeshi doll design.

Use for tea, sugar, coffee and spices.

Measures approx. 12cm long. Food, hot and cold safe. We advise hand washing for longevity. As each piece is handmade, there will be tiny variations in look.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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