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The Rocks and Pots of Ishikawa



5. November. 2019

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Ishikawa Prefecture has long had a close relationship with high quality stone, mining and pottery. This history inadvertently began some twenty million years ago, when frequent volcanic activity in the area left the soil in Ishikawa incredibly rich in minerals. Large deposits of unusually tough stone and kaolin were created during this time, both of which were eventually discovered by humans, many years later, and mined. They continue to be mined to this day, and are used in both modern-day construction and ceramics/pottery.

One of Takigahara’s five historic stone bridges


  • Kutaniyaki
  • Cerabo Kutani
  • Taniguchi Kobo

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