Tombai walls were built with bricks from dismantled kilns. Behind one such wall in Arita is the home of Hitachi Tsuji.
Tsuji-san is a 15th generation ceramic master, and creates porcelain that graces the tables of the Japanese imperial family.
Blue and white porcelain is made by applying an blue underglaze of cobalt to white porcelain and then a clear glaze.
Prices range from several million to a few thousand yen. There are times when I wish I could take my dog with me when I’m on assignment. This was not one of them. The wagging tail of a labrador, would probably do more damage than a proverbial bull.