Painting Porcelain in Hasami

The traditional decoration process

By Neal Dang    - 1 min read

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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Neal Dang

Neal Dang @minh.nhut.dang

I am Neal from Vietnam. I am keen on traveling and exploring new places. I usually try to get out of the comfort zone to experience the fresh air in the new regions, new countries. Typically, just like anyone else, I am a big fan of reading books, listening to music and spending time with friends,... "It's another rainy day, Everything has gone away. Yet there's still a day, For you and me come to stay!" *Summer, summer Jump into the sea water! Picking some seaweed, Catching a starfish!* Flying high above the sky, Against the strong wind with the cloud white. Dancing wise through the stormy nights, And afterward coming the sunshine!

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Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Is that master real? :)
Victoria Vlisides 6 years ago
Looks like an awesome experience
Neal Dang Videographer 6 years ago
You should try it Victoria, it's really exciting! :)
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JapanTravel Guest 6 years ago
That's something that I'd definetly love to try to do if I'd never visit Japan one day
Neal Dang Videographer 6 years ago
Ilaria, it's really worth trying, interesting and enjoyable! :)
Terrie Lloyd 6 years ago
This guy has a second career imitating a robot...! Great body coordination.
Neal Dang Videographer 6 years ago
Thanks for your compliments! You should come there to enjoy the real one! 😉