Kakiemon-style Kiln

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The Kakiemon-style kiln, completed in October 2000, is a wood-fired kiln that has the combined functions of a climbing kiln and a single kiln. The kiln was designed by Sakaida Kakiemon XIV, a guest professor of the Graduate School of Fine Arts and Living National Treasure. Prof. Sakaida generously allowed the construction of the kiln, a type that had never before been built outside the residence of the Sakaida Kakiemon family, in order to provide young artists with an in-depth opportunity to experience traditional crafts. The kiln has become a symbol of the strong ties between KSU and the local community.