Rekindling a Passion for Pottery
This series includes selected stories from Biz Stream's signature "On-Site" reports. After being forced to leave from his hometown following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a traditional kiln owner struggled to keep his pottery business alive. By teaming up with his business-savvy son, the duo is now using modern technology and marketing techniques to create products with international appeal.

On-Site Report

Artisan Matsunaga Kazuo applies the finishing touches to a piece of pottery as his son Takeshi looks on
New products featuring modern designs are helping Matsunaga's kiln find a broader customer base