Toshio Ohi knows his family tree better than most – as the 11th generation of the Ohi pottery dynasty, he’s not in a position to forget. His family’s history has matched the history of Kanazawa since the mid-17th century. Though the master is often travelling to Tokyo and abroad to lecture on and promote Japanese pottery, there’s a permanent museum and shop where some of the best and most important Ohi ware is one display. By coincidence it’s located opposite the Morihachi family’s sweet shop, meaning centuries of Kanazawan history share the same street.