For your viewing pleasure, another short video of the unloading of a nobori-gama. With the assistence of his family, students and employees of the kiln, Yoshimoto Syuho takes stock of his recent firing after cooling down for several days. Each firing is a major investment in time, energy and the production and expense of quite a few pots. This firing seems to have been quite sucessful.
Yoshimoto Syuho (b. 1938) is truly a veteran Bizen potter and studied under legendary master, Kaneshige Toyo. Though the Kaneshige legacy is apparent in the work and firing, Yoshimoto has carved out his own unique style and perspective of Bizen-yaki.