Traditional Ceramics

Meet Kanazawa’s Celebrity Ceramics Master

Ohi san (the 11th) comes from a long line of Ceramics specialists, his ancestors were originally summoned from Kyoto by Lord Maeda, a prominent samurai and generous supporter of the arts. His ancestors were invited to stay and work for the Maeda clan in Kanazawa, 11 generations later they are still serving the clan and the city.

Specialising in ceramic ware, such as tea ceremony items and incense cases the family have thrived in their Kanazawa residence, still standing today near Higashi Chaya. Ohi-san can be met on our exclusive ‘Meet The Masters’ tours.