Around the Heian Period (794–1185), Shimotsuke-kokubunji Temple, Kokubun Amadera (the Kokubun Buddhist nunnery) and others in the Mount Mikamo area began to fire roof tiles.
This ware is fired using clay with high iron content. It is characterized by its simplistic elegance and warm aesthetic appearance. Mikamo-yaki flowerpots and other flower vessels are said to prevent water contained inside from going bad so that the flowers can live longer.
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