KIKOF is a product brand launched in 2014 by "Mother Lake Products," an organization formed by artisans around Lake Biwa, and "KIGI," a Tokyo-based company involved in a variety of creative activities. KIGI, which is engaged in various creative activities in Tokyo, and Mother Lake Products, an organization of craftsmen around Lake Biwa.
Commitment to Products
KIKOF ceramics were born in Shigaraki
Shigaraki clay has a rough texture, simple, warm, and unique. Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, was located further south than its present location 2 to 3 million years ago. Shigaraki ware is made from the clay of that old Lake Biwa layer.
Our company is located in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture, which is famous for its Arita ware.
The history of Arita ware dates back to the first discovery of raw materials for ceramics in Japan. The year 2016 marks about 400 years since its birth.
Arita ware is said to have once influenced Europe as a gift to the Shogun family, and to have been treasured as a collection of princes and nobles.
We will work to create new Arita ware suitable for the current era by taking advantage of modern new technologies while preserving our traditions.
It has also been patented in Japan and the United States.
Patent in Japan (No. 6431175)
Patents in the United States (No. 10,549,225 B2)