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Kiyomizu is one of the traditional crafts that represent Kyoto,originally started in the pottery of Kiyomizu Slope neighborhood toward theKiyomizu-dera.
Pottery and porcelain made in Kyoto is generally known as Kyo-style ceramics,Kiyomizu ware.
The splendor and refined elegance of Kyo-style-ceramics,Kiyomizu ware is created based on sophisticated design and various proficient skills.
History of pottery and porcelain in Kyoto started more than 1,200 years ago,in Nara period.
A Buddhist preist, Gyoki built a kiln and made earthenware in Seikanji.
Now the ruins of the temple is called "Chawan-zaka".
Kyo-style ceramics, Kiyomizu ware products are mostly handmade and the feature of that is in wide variety in small quantity.