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The Tozan is a unique variation of the Japanese hill climbing, wood-fired kiln. There are only three Tozan kilns in existence in the world. One is at the home of Tozan Master Potter, Yukio Yamamoto, in Himeji City, Japan, and the others are at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and here in B.C. at Nanaimo. The Tozan allows pieces to befired without bisquing or glazing, and even heavy pieces of sculpture can be fired without encountering many of the usual problems. Also it has an additional firebox or chamber, called the doge (doe-gy) house