Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ancient Anagama Kiln, Seto, Japan

I was able to photograph this ancient anagama kiln when we visited Seto in 1978. It was protected as being a Cultural Treasure and reputed to be from the fifteenth century. It had originally been dug out of the clay bank and the first firing would have vitrified the clay and thus formed the kiln. Less expensive but probably more physical work than using fire brick.


  1. What a great photo Bruce. Were there shards of old pots there?

  2. We did not see any chards and , if we had they would have had to stay there as it was an Heritage Site.