In 1970's, though Nobori-gama was no longer in use because of smoke pollution, gas kilns were introduced and Tsuboya-yaki has been keeping up the tradition.
|Nobori-gama of Yomitan-son
Potters of Ara-yachi and potters who insisted on using Nobori-gama moved to places like Yomitan-son and are still producing pottery with the kilns.
|Eiyo-gama and Traditional
There are kilns which succeed traditional techniques generation after generation since the start at Tsuboya. ARAKAKI Eiyo, designated as a modern expert, is the 16th and his son Sakae also succeeds the technique.
|Jiro-gama and Youngmen
KINJO Jiro moved his kiln to Yomitan-son quickly. Young people jointly bake pottery under guidance of Kinjo's children or SHIMABUKURO Tsunehide (Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts) and pursuing tradition of Okinawa.
(Photo: Students of Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts)