Karatsu Yaki.

Karatsu lies along the western shore of Kyushu, just north of Nagasaki. An influential port city, Karatsu was heavily influenced by Korean culuture due to it’s close proximity.

To this day the Karatsu area has many active kilns specializing in a handful of styles: Mishima, seto, snake, Okugo-rai, and Nisai to name a few.

Our newest chawan comes from Karatsu and is a classic example of the snake style.