Inheriting the oldand giving birth to the new.
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Pottery artist Shin Egami

1980 Born in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture.

After graduating from Saga Prefectural Arita Ceramic College, he began working with his father at Takada-yaki Ryugen Kiln.

He has received numerous awards, including the Art Association Prize at the Kumamoto Prefecture Art Association Exhibition and the Kumamoto City Prize at the Seibu Traditional Crafts Exhibition (2019).

Today, at the Ryugen Kiln in Yatsushiro County, he continues to make ceramics while inheriting ancient traditional techniques and attempting to create ceramics with an awareness of modern lifestyles.


The traditional technique of "Zogan" (inlaying) is used to carve patterns one by one after molding, while the clay is still in its raw state, and then embed white ceramic clay to bring the patterns to the surface. It is characterized by elegant colors and neat shapes. We produce a wide variety of works, including sake cups, sake cups, platters, bowls, and flower vases.

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PotterAbout Shin Egami

Shin Egami / Regular member of the Japan Crafts Association. 1980 Born in Kagami-cho, Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture. While inheriting ancient traditional techniques, we reassemble them with our own hands to create Takada-yaki pottery that evokes a sense of the "present.

Kiln Introduction

In 2012, Ryugengama(Ryugen Kiln) of Kouda-yaki was designated by the prefecture as a parent and child. There are only three Takada-yaki potteries in Kumamoto Prefecture: Uenogama, Denshichi Kiln, and Ryugengama.

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