Yohen, which translates as changed by the fire/flame or kiln change, refers to changes that happen in the kiln during firing, causing the glaze to run. The build up of ash on the floor of the kiln and the natural glazing process that occurs because of it result in Yohen pots in deep browns, blues & reds.
Having moved on from his Mingei roots, one of the traditions Matsuzaki looked to for inspiration was that of Oribe, from the Momoyama Period. Named after and inspired by the warrior, tea master and connoisseur of the arts, Furuta Oribe. Oribe wares are often identifiable by their vivid green, copper based glaze and may also have underglaze brushwork patterns painted in white.