Fire it up

by U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa
U.S. Army

Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Zachary Hohn, offers a prayer for a good bake of pottery at the Yomitan Pottery Village Firing Ceremony Sept. 5.

The old-style noborigama (climbing) kiln is the largest bank kiln in Okinawa.

This 13-chambered large kiln was made by four potters in 1992. Hohn met with four masters, Mr. Masamori Yonahara, Mr. Masataka Miyagi, Mr. Yoneshi Matsuda, and Mr. Kiyoshi Matsuda, along with Yomitan Village Deputy Mayor Tajima.

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