Day 17. Hasami pottery town. Spent the day sourcing great stuff for kettl. Hasami is in Nagasaki-ken bordering Saga prefecture. The town is surrounded by pine forests and everywhere you turn there are kilns. I noticed few people on the streets…turns out they are all in their studios working. Met a deep artist who is also a jazz fan and we talked for a good while before he ran off to his back room and returned with a gift: a tea pot from his “jazz” series.  He was overjoyed to give it to me, and I to receive it. Also saw the Hakusan Headquarters…some of my favorite designs!