Kaneko Kohyo Pottery Factory, which continues to preserve the tradition of Mino-yaki
"Giyaman" is a popular series of Kaneko Kohyo Pottery which has kept the tradition of Mino-yaki for about 100 years.
It is displayed in the main store of Christian Dior and regularly used by the chef of Michelin 2-star restaurant in Paris. The reason why it is highly evaluated not only in Japan but also all over the world is because of the commitment to manufacturing by Kaneko Kohyo Pottery Factory.
<1. They are particular about the quality of the soil.>
Yakimono is called "the art of earth and fire" and the quality of clay is very important as well as the process of molding and baking.
Shimoishi-cho, Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, where the Kaneko Kohyo Pottery Factory is located, has long been blessed with clay.
The quality of the soil in Shimoishi-cho is good, and the craftsman's refined sense of judging the quality of clay by foreseeing the finish.
The process of making wonderful pottery has already started from the soil making stage.
<2. Original Glaze>
The "Giyaman" which is based on the traditional Japanese flower of chrysanthemum, is transparent and shiny like glass despite being porcelain.
The glaze that is carefully crafted gives the glaze a profound feeling like lacquer ware.
<3. Firing in a kiln>
The process of baking a Giyaman takes 12 hours high temperature of 1300℃.
When the temperature rises to a certain degree, the kiln is fired by a method called "reduction firing" in which the supply of oxygen to the kiln is limited.
By using this method, unique texture is created in the product and strength is obtained.
Depending on the temperature, time, and product, the condition of the pottery is slightly different, but fine-tuning here is the highlight of the craftsman's skill.
Craftsmen rely on their superior skills and long experience to fine-tune the kiln to produce the best finish.
This dish goes well with both Japanese and Western food.
It is not only beautiful in appearance that brings out the deliciousness of the food, but it is also full of this kind of commitment to manufacturing.