Madara-Garatsu Sake Cup（Naoto Yano）
Fine iron particles contained in the soil melt, and pine ash, which is the fuel for firing the kiln, naturally hangs on it, and the reduction firing creates beautiful blue spots on the milky white surface.
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Madara-garatsu is karatsu ware with a straw ash glaze. The cloudy glaze forms a richly varied mottled pattern, and is known as a technique often used in the kishidake kilns, the oldest of the old karatsu regions. Reduction firing produces a milky white color with a bluish tinge, while oxidation firing produces a yellowish texture. It looks beautiful when poured with sake, and the “Madakaratsu Sake Cup” exhibits dignity befitting the king of sake cups.
Naoto Yano 1976-
Naoto Yano was born in saga prefecture.
In 1994, study in america for 5 years.
In 2002, graduated from Arita College of Ceramics.
In 2003, became the Temporary Lecturer of the Arita College of Ceramics.
In 2004, started making pottery at home（Tonoyama kiln）.
In 2008, made pottery in korea for 6 months.
In 2015, built the climbing kiln.
Equipped with a discerning eye and outstanding ability, he is the driving force behind the popularity of karatsu ware today.