archival original 1 film reel (800 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
Title from credits (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Edited film documents the traditional process of pottery making as performed and recorded in 1937 at the workshop of Totaro Sakuma in the village of Maskiko, Japan, historically one of the most prolific sites for the production of utilitarian ceramic ware for Tokyo. Film highlights the work of famed potter Shoji Hamada and Minagawa Masu, an illiterate itinerant teapot painter of great renown who plied her trade among the various kilns in the village. Film restored by Marty Gross.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD