Mino ware

Mino ware made in Japan

Back in 7th century A.D., Mino ware was born in the Mino region located in the center of Japan. It has more than a 1300-year history.

As the tea ceremony culture got more popular in Azuchi-Momoyama era, Mino ware was favored and loved by tea meisters and aristocracies.

Figure and color of Mino ware have become more sophisticated as time has gone by. Kizeto of yellow & ocher, Oribe of deep green glaze, Shino of white & pink glaze, and Setoguro of pure black have great reputations among ceramic lovers not only in Japan but also all over the world.

Currently, more than 50% of ceramics in Japan are produced in this region. It is one of the most important regions and cultures we Japanese people have to preserve.

Mino-yaki sites

There is a wide range of production areas for Mino-yaki including Toki city, Tajimi city, Mizunami city, and the surrounding area. There are potters who set up workshops and some people who build wood-burning kilns and work on the Mino-yaki style of the Momoyama and Edo period.

Modern Mino-yaki is also known as a large production area for everyday tableware, as well as it pursues the traditional Mino ware style of Kizeto, Shino, Oribe, etc.

In the Mino region many people are involved in the ceramic industry. Large manufacturing factories employ young ceramic artists. Many people learn ceramic art in Mino province and aim to produce their own ceramics as creators and designers.

Attribution: an image by 大野一将, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Toki, Gifu, Japan

Motoyashiki Pottery Kiln Site

The Motoyashiki kiln that bakes Oribe's excellent products

Inside of the oldest Renbo-style climbing kiln in Mino, located in Hisajiri, Izumicho, Toki City. It is a national historic site.

Our selection of Mino ware

From Kizeto, to Oribe, Shino and more

Kizeto (黄瀬戸)

Mino ware Japanese Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Octagonal Ocher w/Green Dots
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
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Mino ware Japanese Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Matte Ocher w/ Brown dots
Japan Ceramics Mall
$34.80
Mino ware Japanese Rice Bowl Karatsuoribehake made in Japan
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80

Oribe(織部)

Mino ware Japan Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Oribe Green & Beige Seizangama
Japan Ceramics Mall
$49.80
Mino ware Japan Pottery Pair Short Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Oribe Green Glossy
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80
Mino ware Japanese Rice Bowl Karatsuoribehake made in Japan
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Oribe Green Glaze on Ocher
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80

Shino (志野)

Mino ware Japanese Large Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Akashino Orange Slightly Tapered
Japan Ceramics Mall
$32.80
Mino ware Japan Pottery Pair Short Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Akashino Orange
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Akashino Orange
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80
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Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Wide Tea Cup Akashino Brown & Gray
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80

Tenmoku ware

Tenmoku ware is known as a black glaze Tenmokuyuu (天目釉) used on tea bowls.

The iron salts in the glaze turn black when oxidized in the kiln.
It originated from China in the 11-8c BC, Song dynasty.

Tenmoku ware was often used for tea ceremonies by the Japanese aristocracy.

When the iron content is low, the glaze turns out to be more brown. This is called Ameyu.

Black Mino ware

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Mino ware Japanese Pottery Rice Bowl Navy Glaze on Black Coarse Surface
Japan Ceramics Mall
$32.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Amber & Black Ameyu
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80
Mino ware Japanese Large Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Glossy Black & Deep Green
Japan Ceramics Mall
$32.80
Mino ware Japan Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Black Crystal Matte Finish
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80
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Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Pure Black
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80
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Mino ware Japan Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup White Glaze on Pure Black
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80

Youhen / Tenmoku

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Mino ware Japanese Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea/Wine Cup Kokuyu-youhen Black
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Yutekitenmoku Black Kyostyle
Japan Ceramics Mall
$39.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Tea Ceremony Matcha Bowl Black Bubble Yohentenmoku
Japan Ceramics Mall
$42.80
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Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Wide Tea Cup Kokuyu-yohen Black
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80

Kyo-Style

Yutekitenmoku Black
Pearl White Luster
Scarab tone

50% of pottery is produced as Mino ware in Japan

With the introduction of mass production introduced in the Meiji period (1868–1912), Mino ware became widely available. Ceramics from the Mino region amount to around 50% of Japanese pottery produced. From authentic Oribe and Shino, you can also find everyday use of teacups and mugs.

Mino ware collection

Mino ware Japanese Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Iga Red Bronze Orange & Ocher
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Ebisu&Daikoku Black Barrel-shape
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
Mino ware Japanese Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Octagonal Ocher w/Green Dots
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
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Mino ware Japan Pottery Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup White Glaze on Pure Black
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
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Mino ware Japan Pottery Rice Bowl Smiling Rabbit Hand-drawn White
Japan Ceramics Mall
$34.80
Mino ware Japan Pottery Rice Bowl Sleeping Owl Hand-drawn White
Japan Ceramics Mall
$34.80
Mino ware Japanese Large Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Yomogi Green & Blue Glaze
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80
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Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Raccoon Band made in Japan
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
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Mino ware Japanese Pottery Straight Tea Cup Turquoise Blue Vertical Stripe
Japan Ceramics Mall
$29.80
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Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Balloon Fish Aqua Blue
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
Mino ware Japanese Sushi Yunomi Chawan Tea Cup Samurai Navy Blue
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80
Mino ware Japanese Ceramics Rice Bowl Obitako Karakusa made in Japan
Japan Ceramics Mall
$26.80