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Kiyomizu-yaki or Kiyomizu ware, this is produced when the tea ceremony became popular in the 16th century. The pottery is named Kiyomizu because it was made along the street leading to Kiyomizu Temple. Rokubeygama Pottery and Ceramics is owned by Rokubey Kiyomizu, who is the 8th generation in his family to carry on the tradition of handmade pottery. He is a master craftsman and the current representative of Kiyomizu Pottery in Kyoto. His family’s opened in 1771 during the Edo Period in Japan, and has been influential in the survival of Kyoto ceramics. Rokubey specializes in making Kiyomizu ware pottery is very elegant in style and design. His works are colorful and reminiscent of historic Japan.