Arts and Culture
18 May 2015 - 08:08
For generations, Okinawans potters have passed their expertise directly from master to student. There are no textbooks explaining how to make the beautiful pieces characteristic of Okinawa. Masters...
Type: News Article
15 May 2015 - 09:31
Masters place pieces at the front, middle or back of the chamber based on their clay composition and glaze colors. OIST researchers were able to use high-powered instruments to document what is in...
15 May 2015 - 09:14
It takes a full three days and nights to fire the 13-chambered kiln. Teams work in shifts around the clock to feed the flames.
15 May 2015 - 09:11
OIST researcher Anya Dani uses a portable X-ray Florescence Spectrometer to analyze the composition of elements in a piece of pottery.
15 May 2015 - 09:05
Kitagama “North Kiln” is a 13-chamber climbing kiln in Yomitan. It is the largest in Okinawa.
15 May 2015 - 08:55
A pottery student monitors the size of the flames and adds more firewood every few minutes. It takes about four hours to fire each chamber. OIST researchers used thermometric chips inside the chamber...
15 May 2015 - 08:54
Thousands of pieces of colorful pottery are made during each firing. OIST researchers analyzed what components in the glazes give rise to the different blue, brown, black, white, green and zaffer...
17 Dec 2014 - 10:46
Photo credits to (OIST/Murray)
4 Jul 2014 - 11:28
OIST has a new resident: a life-size humpback whale! Last Saturday, June 28, eighty children visited OIST to paint a mural of a humpback whale with Okinawan artist pokke104. The fourteen-meter long...
Type: News Article
4 Jul 2014 - 11:14
Arisa Ikeda describes how visitors to OIST will decorate portions of a humpback whale to form a life-size mural.
4 Jul 2014 - 11:12
The artists who painted on Saturday, June 28, stand outside OIST with the completed whale mural.
4 Jul 2014 - 11:09
A boy shows how he has used his hands to paint the whale mural.