Onda Pottery

1954 with Bernard Leach
and Soetsu Yanagi (16 minutes)
Produced by the Oita Prefectural Government, Japan

This short film is the first made in the legendary village of Onda in Kyushu, Japan. The Oita Prefectural government produced this on the occasion of the visit of Bernard Leach and Soetsu Yanagi. This film contains scenes of rare historical importance in which Leach demonstrates European-style handle-making and Yanagi is seen selecting works of Onda pottery for exhibition in Tokyo.