By Mandy Bartok
The porcelain making procedure from Hasami, a village in Nagasaki Prefecture, is an ancient Japanese art. Starting from mining kaolin, the clay is formed, painted, and fired. Each step of the production process is typically done by a specialized craftsman. This video introduces the painting process.
As you can see, he focuses on each detail until completing the ceramic. The decorations of painted porcelain reveal different images depending on which angle you view it from. Highly refined craftsmanship is essential to producing Hasami porcelain.
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