Yoshibuki Gallery Yuraku
Kairagi is produced by combination of earth, glaze and fire. It depends on nature’s whim. The glaze painted on the items is frizzled into small granules under high temperature then the unique patterns appear. Kairagi by Masato Iwasaki is distinctive among others in the last several hundred years of history. One was named ‘Ryusou (dragon claws) kairagi’ as it looked like being scratched by dragon claws. There is a small but beautiful world upon the items with dark brown tracks of dragon claws on the calm, milky and smooth skin. That is the world only Iwasaki can produce.