Mikawachi Ware - Its Origin in the Late 16th Century, and Today
The status of Mikawachi as a daimyō-sponsored kiln was firmly established by 1650. The patronage of the domain made it possible to use high-quality raw materials and advanced techniques.
In contrast to private kilns, the generous support of the Hirado clan allowed Mikawachi kilns to disregard profit margins and concentrate on honing elaborate craftsmanship.
The techniques and craftsmanship born in that era are still alive today.