「We barter Okinawa pottery and glass!」

「We barter Okinawa pottery and glass!」

STUDIO TEMPEL was open based on one wish, to convey to you the warmth and brilliance of handcrafted okinawan pottery.
On the first floor, we are carrying pottery mainly made by Sumiko Miyagi, who is Jiro Kinjo’s daughter. Please take your time to find out pottry or glass that is right for you. There are also healthy tea from Okinawa.
On the 2nd floor is the gallary for Jiro Kinjo, who is the highlight of our store. We offer a broad selction of Jiro’s work.

Shop inside

1階店内01 1階店内02 2階
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•〒157-0062 3-23-4 Minami Karasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
•TEL 03-3309-0002 •OPEN 11:00 ~ CLOSE 19:00 •Closed on Tuesday,Wednesday



【By Train】

  • Keio Line “Roka Koen Station.” 3 min By walk

【By Car】

  • From the area of Shinjuku …Please enter the “Kyu-Koshu Street” and turn right at the first traffic light.

  • From the area of Hachioji…Please enter the “Koshu Street” ahead of “Sengawa,” and turn left at the third traffic light past “Chitosekarasuyama Station signal,” along the “Koshu Street.”

■ Introduction of Jiro Kinjo


Jiro Kinjo, A Living National Treasurekinjyo

Jiro was born in Yogi, the city of Naha, Okinawa Prefectrure in 1912.
He became an apprentice to a potter at the age of 12. The period of apprenticeship continued for a long time, and then, when he turned 17 years old, he was finally allowed to make pottery on a wheel by himself.
From the end of the Taisho Era to the decade of the Showa Era (between 1920-1945), Muneyoshi Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, and Kanjiro Kawai visited Okinawa. They conveyed the philosophy of Mingei to Jiro. What they brought had a strong impact over Jiro in his younger days.
After he opened his own klin in Tsuboya at Naha city, his talents and long efforts bore fruit.
We can see many techniques in his work such as “Mishimade,” “Hakeme(a brush stroke technique) ,” “Finger draw,” Blue and white porcelain, “Akae(iron red overglaze),” “Sansai.” These techniques give us variuos impressions of China, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
he bold “Sembori” cave line of Gyomon (fish marks) and Ebimon (shrimp marks) became Jiro’s representative pattern.
In 1967, he became a prefecturally designated Important Cultural Property. In 1985, Jiro was deemed a Living National Treasure.

Jiro Kinjo (1912~2004)

・1925 Became a disciple of Eitoku niigaki. / Engaged in Tuboya’s pottery manufacture.
・1945 The end of the battle in Okinawa (WW2)
・1946 Make efforts for the development of Tsuboya under Shoji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai. / Established own pottery at Tsuboya.
・1972 The reversion of Okinawa to Japan. / Moved to Yomitan-son.
・1985 Be made a Living National Treasure.
・1993 Be decorated with the Forth Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.
・2004 Died at his age of 92.

Tuboya-yaki is the pottery made in Yomitanson and Tsuboya in Naha-city, Okinawa. Although the pottery is fired by gas klin or kerosene klin nowadays, it has inherited traditional techniques.

●Jiro Kinjo ●Sumiko Miyagi ●Toshiyuki Kinjo ●Family and apprentice

【Jiro Kinjo’s works】
抱瓶 丸壺 七寸皿 花瓶
花瓶  按瓶 丸壺
花瓶 急須 

【Sumiko Miyagi’s works】
 角皿  湯呑み
壁掛け 花瓶 マカイ 小皿

【Toshiyuki Kinjo’s works】

Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki

●Masakazu Wakui ●Kayoko Wakui ●Family and apprentice

Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki
Yamagata's Shinjo Higashiyama-yaki

Ryukyu glass

Ryukyu glass Ryukyu glass Ryukyu glass

And more

●Okinawa’s helthy tea ●Okinawa Brown Suger


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