This cute pottery ornaments is named Imado-yaki.
It is famous for Manekineko which is well-known as a cat-shaped
ornament which invites customers.
As I wrote in my previous blog, we are using the same brand of the pottery to make Sembei.
When we bake Sembei, we press them with a tool which is made in this pottery.
But the number of the potters of Imado- yaki is now decreasing, so it is getting rare.
In fact, only one factory exist in Tokyo.
Shirai Yuichiro is the potter who is trying to carry on Imado-yaki tradition to future generations in the factory with his wife.
I respect them and I’ll try to support my husband like his wife 🙂