Pottery Classroom Spots in Shimane Area

  • Miyauchi Gama Pottery
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Gotsu Ninomiyacho Kannushi 2211-3
    "A pottery studio that has operated in western Shimane's Iwami area since the 1970s. They make Iwami-yaki pottery, a traditional Gotsu handicraft known for large and sturdy earthenware jars and water jugs. This area is called ""Sekishu,"" and pottery making has thrived in the region since ancient times. According to the Iwami region's pottery lore, the district where Miyauchi Pottery is located is said to be the oldest in the tradition. They also hold pottery workshops where you can make items like teacups and bowls under the careful guidance of a traditional craftsman. The methods traditionally cultivated for making larger items has been passed down to the present day where they make practical pottery for modern living like tableware, umbrella stands, and garden sets."
  • Sue Kaze Sha
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shimane Matsue-shi Shimohigashikawatsucho 55-8
  • Taisha Ceramics Club
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukiminami 1051-1

Shimane Areas


What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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