Friday, July 22, 2011

A Snake Kiln

Having spoken of a Hebegama, or snake-kiln, I thought those interested in kilns might like to see a couple of pictures I took in 1978 on our first visit to Japan. They show the front of the kiln and rear exit flues of Mr. Ikuda's kiln in Tamba. Without a panoramic camera it was not possible to photograph a side view as the kiln is very long. They are only about a meter wide and the same high, and must be quite difficult to load.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a pretty crude arrangement. What were the pots like, Bruce?