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Aug 30, 2011 - Lisa's B Day

This was the day we’d come to Japan for. It was Lisa’s 40th and we were heading to Mashiko. She was interested in visiting the famous pottery town that was home to some of her favorite potters. Among these was Shoji Hamada, father of the “Mingei” craft movement. I had arranged for a tour of Hamada’s compound led by his Grandson Tomoo (an famous potter himself). We were met at Utsunomiya station by a guide named Nobuko Uzuka. We caught a bus to a post office outside Mashiko town. There we were met by Harvey Young, an American potter who’s...

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