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This book describes the author’s two-year apprenticeship to Kazy Nagayoshi, a master potter from Miyama, Japan.  Miyama, located at the southern tip of the islands of Japan, was originally settled by Korean potters brought to Japan at the beginning of the 17th century.  At the time of Philip’s visit in the early to mid 1980s it was still home to a dozen potters. Philip’s memoir provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young potter learning a craft, and the culture of a small Japanese village.