Cultural Asset Data
|Name||Hitoyoshi Kuma’s pottery (Uemura-yaki and Isshochi-yaki)|
|Address||All of Hitoyoshi Kuma, Kumamoto Prefecture|
|Contact||0966-22-2324（Hitoyoshi City History and Culture Section）|
Pottery from the Hitoyoshi Kuma region, represented by Uemura-yaki and Isshochi-yaki, has its roots in Uemura-yaki. The root of Uemura-yaki is that Sagara Chomai, who participated in the Japanese invasion of Korea during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, brought back a potter from Korea to produce Uemura-yaki. It is said to have started with the discovery of the first potter’s wheel in the village of Kuma in Kuma County. The discovery of raw materials in the Isshochi area (Kuma Village, Kuma County) by Denpachi Migita, a vassal of the Sagara family, led to the development of Isshochi ware. It started and is still in continuous use in daily life.