Miyama Co., Ltd. has been in business for 42 years and manufacturing with the method of pressure casting since the establishment. We are proud of our manufacturing work site where we have inherited the genes of our predecessors who pursued high quality creation.
We also placed a planning office in our company dozen years ago, where we launched the original design products with in-house designers, which leaded our company to receive the honor of Good Design Award (G mark) five times.
With all those honors, we are still not satisfied but willing to move even forward. We are determined to move ahead with our manufacturing to please our customers even more living with and listening to them. Our never-ending progress is aiming at manufacturing of "beautiful tableware" to create affluent lifestyles for our customers.
Back in the middle of nineteenth century in Ori Inatsu cho, Mizunami City in Gifu Prefecture, the ceramic ware called “Risen-yaki” was created and it was the first challenge in the country to try ceramic painting by using copper plate. Miyama was born in this place in 1977, inheriting the art and spirit developed in this area.
Our tableware is created by the technique called “casting”, which forms porcelain with plaster mold. The technique involves many people’s skill in creating tableware.
Our tableware is produced basically by technological industry to ensure high-quality and usability of the products. Therefore, we continue the same manufacturing process every day. If you see only one moment, there seems to be no difference between human hands and machine. Even though it looks like the same work, we make a small device every day, which leads to a big improvement. To inherit technique which has taken root in this area means not repeating same thing every day but improving by accumulation little by little.
Manufacturing at present improves by inheriting the spirit of predecessors. We believe the time for this process is our treasure.
Ori Village (current day Inazu Town, Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture) was the first to utilize copper plate transfer in 1846 instead of simple ceramic painting and was known as Risenyaki.
Mold to form a tableware. It is made of plaster which has a high water absorption rate. By pouring porcelain clay and water into the mold, only moisture of the clay is absorbed and tableware is formed.
This is used to form mainly plate, bowl and cup. Clay is poured into the mold by pressure. Unique plates like square plate and plate with partition can be manufactured.
To form the pot or vase which the mouth part is smaller than the body part. The theory is same as pressure casting, but it needs a lot of attachments and also it is time consuming.
First firing at a temperature of 800 degrees in order to remove impurities, make it hard and raise the water absorption. This process raises precision of painting and glazing.
Lineage of Risenyaki, we are good at under glazed by cooper transfer, one by one with human hands. Afterwards, we apply glaze on the tableware.
The process of adhering liquid, “glaze”, containing glass which makes the surface shiny and good texture to all over the surface of the tableware.l by utilizing water absorbance of the biscuit firing
White porcelain glaze, the characteristics of which is shiny burnish, is applied redox firing at a temperature of 1350 degrees, on the other hand colored porcelain glaze, the characteristic of which is fine color, is applied oxidized firing at a temperature of 1240 degrees to make a tableware.
“We are committed to provide extraordinary things that are unique to us.”
(1) We always manufacture out products to be able to prove worthy of our customers’ trust and contribute to the society. (2) We always provide high quality products with exceptional skills and inspiration. (3) We always try to challenge something new, and work hard with passion and pride in our mind.