Naganuma san's style is dynamic, rough and honest. These katakuchi are larger than normal in Japan, but they are full of character. Surprisingly versatile, these can be used as sake jugs, or for any sauce, or even as decoration. Hand-made and wood-fired, each one is individual.
Naganuma san is a force of nature. He has the energy to have a
wood-fired noborigama and anagama - and he fires them regularly by
himself. This is a huge amount of work for one person by itself. He also finds and digs his own clay, makes his own glazes and grows his own rice. No wonder he describes himself as "made of fire and earth". Despite all his skill and technical ability, he still refuses to consider himself an artist - just a potter.