Agano ware

Agano ware sake bottle (tokkuri), Edo period, mid-19th century

Agano ware (上野焼, Agano-yaki) is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally made in Fukuchi, Tagawa District, Fukuoka.[1]


The beginnings of its production was supported by Hosokawa Sansai,[2] who was otherwise known as the daimyō Hosokawa Tadaoki.[3][4] It was originally associated with the tea ceremony.[1]

Agano Kawara ware (上野香春焼) is a type of Agano ware traditionally made in Kawara, Fukuoka Prefecture.[5]



  1. ^ a b "Other Major Styles". e-Yakimono. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ Cort, Louise (2006–2007). "Collecting against the Grain: Unexpected Japanese Ceramics in the Collection of the Walters Art Museum". The Journal of the Walters Art Museum. 64/65: 185. ISSN 1946-0988. JSTOR 20650901.
  3. ^ Sanmi, Sasaki; McCabe, Shaun; Satoko, Iwasaki (2002). Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac. Tuttle Publishing. p. 602. ISBN 0-8048-3272-2. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  4. ^ Frédéric, Louis; Roth, Kathe (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 359. ISBN 0-674-00770-0. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
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