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Foundations of the Okyoishi Step Kiln, Okawachiyama 大川内山 伊万里 佐賀県
The old kilns were built in the style of kilns in Keitochin, China. The use of this type of kiln takes a huge amount of firewood to heat the clay and glazes enough to glassify, and are rarely used today. There are some still left in Ookawachiyama, but mainly as museum pieces as most potters now use gas kilns.