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The Hill-Side Blog

Dec 01, 2016

The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Pottery Collection
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Coffee Mug
"ENDO STRIPES" POTTERY COLLECTION

We're happy to announce that our best-selling "Endo Stripes" Japanese Pottery collection is now fully restocked, just in time for the holidays.

These special pieces are all hand-thrown and glazed by artist Taro Endo in Mashiko, Japan — a pottery town located two hours northeast of Tokyo, renowned for its role in the development of the modern Mingei folk art movement in Japan.

Over the past few years we've become close friends with Mr. Endo, and we find his personal journey quite powerful and inspiring. Endo-san started out his career by earning a law degree and becoming a banker in Tokyo, but then decided to drastically change course, setting out to pursue a new life as a potter in Mashiko. Starting an apprenticeship at the age of 26, Endo-san studied under a master potter for six years before beginning to produce ceramics under his own name.

We've been proudly working with Taro Endo since 2012 to bring his beautiful daily-use ceramics to customers outside of Japan.

- Made using all-natural materials gathered locally in Mashiko
- Taro Endo's proprietary cobalt blue and "Doro-Namijiro" natural white glazes
- Each piece is dipped in natural white glaze, then hand-painted with an original stripe motif designed exclusively for The Hill-Side
- To complement the Endo Stripes pottery, we also produced a small run of custom-printed Endo Stripes fabric, which we've used to make shirts, neckties, pocket squares, and scarves


The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Beer Tumbler
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Cereal Bowl
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Small Plate
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Tokkuri Vase
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Standard Shirt
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Necktie
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Pocket Square
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Scarf
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Beer Tumbler
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Coffee Mug
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Tokkuri Vase
The Hill-Side Endo Stripes Small Plate