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Oda pottery Co., Ltd.


Mizunami city in Gifu prefecture is a part of the production region of Mino ware along with Tajimi city and Toki city. This region is renowned as the largest production of ceramics in Japan. Oda Pottery Co., Ltd. was established in 1921 in Mizunami city and has a large manufacturing facility. They deal mainly in OEM business for Japanese-style tableware. With their high production capacity provided by the automatic molding machines and thorough quality control which are the company’s strong points, they have been consistently producing tableware for professional use, such as for hotels and restaurants and also providing base ceramics (plain unfinished ceramics) throughout Japan. The main raw materials used for the production of porcelain comes from neighbouring areas which become the basic white porcelain dish which is better know as “white canvas”. Since the late 90s, they have undertaken a development of their original brands, which take advantage of the characteristic of the materials. They received the Good Design Award in 2015 with “Frill”, a series of cups and bowls made with thin, transparent white porcelain which create patterns and shadows. This design which diffuses soft light through the porcelain body has been used as lamp shades. Their efforts have opened up possibilities of expression in a mass-production system.


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