The Fujihira Climbing Kiln is one of several kilns surviving today in the Gojo-zaka area. During the period before and after the Second World War, many climbing kilns (Noborigama) for Kiyomizu Ware (Kiyomizu-yaki) ceased operation and were demolished. Therefore this kiln is a precious cultural asset, which maintains its original style.
Located on the outskirts of the Higashiyama mountain range, Awata-guchi, Gojo-zaka, Hiyoshi and Sennyu-ji used to constitute the area for the production of Kyoto Ware (Kyo-yaki), with dozens of kilns existing until the 1950s. The history of Kyoto Ware dates back to the early 17th century, by the end of which ware began to be produced in the Gojo-zaka area. ･･･