Shińichi Kotsuji


Kotsuji's ceramics are rugged yet refined, reflecting the Japanese countryside. Another of his unique ceramics are the turquoise blue cups that use the fire-resistant soil of Iga, that allow the cups to be fired twice producing the beautiful textures and colors.

The bright Turkey Blue ware created through many years trial and error

The special Kotsuji's blend glaze was difficult to hold in the clay, and after years of testing, the blue ware are finally produced. The thick glaze pools at the bottom and has a mysterious, space-like beauty.


Iron and sand mixed clay create a natural and wild ceramic

小辻真一 Shińichi Kotsuji

Shinichi Kotsuji has trained in Shigarakiyaki ceramics for over 10 years. After founding his company, Kotsuji moved to Shiga as well as Kyoto to find the best ceramic style to express himself in​. Now he works in Igayaki, using the local rough sandy clay from Iga in Mie prefecture, he is able to take advantage of the high iron content in the clay to produce black spots across the ceramic surface.