Peace

As packing commences, farewells begin. Look out for wistful posts over next 48 hours! 

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At the Noborigama firing - it will burn for 3 days with the community taking turns to stoke the kiln.

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Artists farewell gathering last night to say goodbye to Jin So and to Xiao Li and Yabe-san who join me in leaving this weekend. 

Yabe-San has had his amazing son Ryo with him all week - we hear him singing in the morning.

Yabe-San has had his amazing son Ryo with him all week - we hear him singing in the morning.

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It was busy in the studio today with many interested visitors including two women from Kyoto and Nara respectively. Rie-San (left) taught English and is now retired so we had an excellent chat.

Peace!  (Image: Erica Mikazuki) 

Peace! 

(Image: Erica Mikazuki)