Narushima ware (Pottery) flourished until the end of the Taisho period, but has since died out. In the early Showa period, Toshizo Wakui, the second son of a Hirashimizu ware pottery called “Shinkameya” in Yamagata City (South foothills Chitoseyama), moved to Nagai City in search of high-quality pottery clay, and began working with pottery pipes. Established a ceramics business to manufacture and sell. It was a success, and my father also helped in the family business, but I couldn’t give up my dream of becoming a pottery artist. Although he was active as a ceramic artist, many people in Yonezawa wanted him to revive and revitalize his business.

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