Think about Kyuemon
Encounting Arita-yaki porcelain
As long as I can remember, there was Arita-yaki nearby. There was a factory next to my house, and the factory was my playground as a child. From an early age, I grew up watching my parents making Arita-yaki, and from the time I was in junior high school, I started to help a little bit with the work, and from then on I was thinking about taking over the family business in the future. When I was a university student, I studied ceramics and other material-related topics, and after graduation, I joined Kubota Minoru Pottery.
Two years after I joined the company, my predecessor passed away. I took over the company without knowing what to do or where to go.
How the ceramic filter was born
My predecessor felt that "in this day and age when people's tastes and lifestyles are changing at a very fast pace, if we just continue to make pottery as we have done in the past, our existence may fade away someday," so he began to research and develop materials without being concerned about Arita-yaki materials.
This led to the creation of a ceramic filter with extremely fine holes.
It was an epoch-making ceramic filter, but at the time, sales of Aritayaki porcelain were brisk, and some people were critical of the new approach.
As time went on, the reputation of ceramic filters grew and they began to attract attention from both inside and outside Japan.
Future path of Kyuemon
We will continue to develop products that meet the needs of the world, inheriting the "attitude of challenging new things" of our predecessors.
We will continue to develop products that meet the needs of the world, not only tableware, but also products that can contribute to the environmental field by using Arita-yaki materials and techniques, meeting the demands of our customers with high quality.
We look forward transmitting Arita-yaki and Kyuemon to the world through the planning and manufacturing of Arita-yaki products.
Born in 1972, Arita Town, Saga Prefecture.
Growing up surrounded by Arita-yaki pottery from an early age, after graduating from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Nagasaki University, he joined Kubota Minoru Pottery in 1996, and became the second representative in 1998.
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