Yet, there is something very special about long wood-firings. When I saw some Japanese vessels made in the Mediaeval times, I found a strong presence and awesome impressions from them.
I have received quite a few enquiries asking me to show my Anagama plans (diagrams). Most of them are interested in my mini-anagama plans. I had to reply to them that I didn’t have anything to satisfy their request. In fact, I have never drawn proper plans for all of my Anagama. Please do not get me wrong. I am not secretive keeping my kiln secrets from wood-fire enthusiasts desperately seeking information but I only have made simple notes and worked with available materials and with a small budget. Each kiln building has been slightly different from the previous one. I often had to improvise when I found technical problems with my kiln building.
Here I give you very simple Anagama diagrams by Master Furutani Michio (1946-2000). He was one of very first potters revived Anagama tradition in Shigaraki. His design and sizes of Anagama are just well suited for all Anagama enthusists and studio potters.
I also show you my simple notes for the latest Anagama ‘Moby‘. (Gas)