Makers & Retailers - Naruse Seishi

Naruse Seishi

Naruse Seishi (1845-1923) was born in Nakatsugawa City. He began his career as an apprentice potter in 1858 working his way up to an independent potter and opening his own workshop in Tokyo circa 1872. He encompassed his skill as a painter with his ability to produce the pottery pieces developing both skills together hand in hand. He went on to return to his native environment, near Nabusigawa River and founded pottery workshop Tohauken circa 1894 developing a yellowish glaze called ”Seishi colour”. Seishi continued to produce pieces up until his death in 1923 at the age of 78. Due to the quality and design of his pieces they are extremely sought after by satsuma collectors all over the world.