Tempyougama is the name of the common kiln of a family in Karatsu, the famous city of Karatsu-yaki, the local potery in Japan. On a hill surrounded by fields, a father, a mother and their son create with their own style.
The work of the father from Tempyougama stands out by its pureness and minimalism. In contrary to local potery, he uses porcelain from Amakusa to obtain thin and white pieces.
Ceramics of Karatsu are made from an iron-rich clay that gives an earthy, simple and natural appearance to the pieces. It was first created for a daily use purpose as dish wares, jars and other household articles. The style is a good illustration of the wabi-sabi aesthetic.