Yamane Taigendo is a pottery kiln located just outside JR Miyajimaguchi Station. It has been in business for more than 100 years, and is still loved by many people today. It is designated as the official kiln of Itsukushima Shrine and a traditional craft of Hiroshima Prefecture. The stores crafts are a popular choice as a gift for celebrations in Hiroshima, or as a souvenir for tourists visiting the city. At the store, which also serves as a gallery, you can buy pottery fired in the kiln and also try your hand at painting your own original pottery.
Moment of Joy
At Yamane Taigendo, you can buy a special type of pottery called “Osuna-yaki”, which is used in the rituals of Itsukushima Shrine. Osuna-yaki is a type of pottery that is made by mixing the sacred sea sand that can be found under the main Itsukushima Shrine. It is known as a protective charm for safe travel and a healthy family. There is also a range of pottery series. The “Momiji Mon” series is made by pasting maple leaves from Miyajima onto the pottery, and the “Light” series is made by mixing ashes from the burning of paper cranes into the glaze.