Factory / Workshop Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Koubou Alley
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Yudaonsen 2-2-13
    "At this sundry shop in Yamaguchi City visitors can find T - shirts designed on the legend of Yuda Hot Springs featuring a ""white fox"" as well as other original items such as stuffed toys and straps, etc. There is also a hands-on workshop where visitors can actually make their own Hagi-yaki pottery, a local craft."
  • Genshu-gama ceramics workshop
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Kawashima 1 ward 14
    Genshu-gama is a Hagi-yaki pottery workshop located in Kawashima, Hagi City, near the Aiba River. The workshop’s gallery, which is located in a renovated traditional farmhouse, has a wide range of Hagi-yaki potteries on display, including tea-ware, table-ware, etc. Genshu-gama also offers Hagi-yaki experience activities for small groups, with participants having the opportunity to make their own ceramics, either using a potter’s wheel or by hand.
  • Choun-gama Kiln
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Yamada 4431
    This nature-embraced Hagi-yaki pottery kiln is about a five-minute drive from Hagi Station. The works of master Hagi-yaki potter Notomi Susumu bring to mind the sea and the sky, with a deep blue that expressing the nature of the clay and the variations in glazing. Hagi-yaki pottery often uses lighter colors like white, or something called Biwa-iro (loquat color), but Notomi focuses on this deep blue color in his works. The kiln offers direct sales of teacups and mugs, in addition to their production work.
  • Ryokuei-gama Kiln
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Tsubaki 2153-4
    This Hagi-yaki pottery kiln boasts of yearly sales totaling 30,000 pieces. Located near the end of the Hagi Tollway, they have been making various pieces like tea bowls and daily goods for ages. Their direct-managed gallery space makes use of soft natural light and open spaces to show off their work, which includes pottery walls, objets d'arte, monuments, trophies, and other pieces overflowing with ingenuity and creativity. The workshop offers pottery activities allowing you to make your own original Hagi-yaki pottery. You can try your hand with electric pottery wheels, hand- making, and hand-turned wheels.
  • Toukazan
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Tsubaki Oki Hara 414-19
    This kiln has developed its own new methods using the special characteristics of Arita ware, which the owner has loved since childhood, while still preserving the unique qualities of traditional Hagi ware. The current production focuses on decorated ceramic pieces. They are characterized by originality and uniqueness that cannot be confined to the standard classification, while blending in naturally into daily life. The pieces use Hagi-yaki pottery earth, while succeeding in intricate finishes with fine-grained clay suitable for dinnerware. You can try shaping at the potter's wheel or painting patterns yourself with advance reservations.
  • Tenryu-gama
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Chinto 3162-4
    "This pottery of Hagi-yaki is about a three-minute drive from Shoin-jinja Shrine. Founded in 1973, it has since specialized in Hagi-yaki pottery characterized by its hue called the Hagi no Nanabake (seven changes of Hagi). This unique hue is that the color looks like dyed because the pigment such as tea astringent accumulates in the cracks called ""Kannyu"" (penetration). The item's coloring itself doesn't change, however, with years of long use the coloration along the cracks can spread over the pottery, and this is called ""raising the vessel."" The shop offers a wide variety of Hagi-yaki goods, from vessels to decorations, and they also have a pottery experience area."
  • Hagi Ware Seiunzan Okadagama Kiln
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Chinto Mae Obata 1
    "This pottery of Hagi-yaki dates back some 200 years to the Edo period. As one of the few traditional potters that inherits the vitality and wisdom of the common people who emerged during the feudal era, they continue to create works featuring gentle depth. The kiln itself is a traditional climbing kiln that has been in use since the first potter. The current 8th generation, Okada Yuh, is a Yamaguchi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Property, and his work has a high reputation for fascinating us by expressing the traditional materials of Hagi-yaki pottery with a supple modern sensitivity. In recent years, he has worked to expand Hagi-yaki pottery's field of expression based on the technique called ""ensai"", which sprays decorative soil using various patterns."
  • Tenchozan Kiln
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Chinto Mae Obata 4867-1
    This pottery of Hagi-yaki has over 200 years of history. While making full use of traditional materials and techniques, the pottery expresses a new sense of porcelain form with its own method. They use a new creative technique called kurinuki, in which vessels aren't shaped on the wheel but by digging out a hollow in a lump of clay. This creates powerful forms that preserve an overwhelming presence of the clay, and allows for totally unprecedented pieces. They don't offer pottery workshop, but you can tour the gallery.
  • Tobo Taikeian Higuchi-gama Kiln
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Chinto Shiihara 21505
    "This kiln specializes in Hagi's famous traditional craft of Hagi-yaki pottery. The work here is based on three principles: preserve the warmth of the soil, which is unique to pottery made of clay; create high quality through natural materials, hand work, and high-temperature firing; and offer safe and secure pieces by avoiding artificial coatings (except for flower vases). They have a huge variety of Japanese table ware including tea pots and bowls, cups, and plates, making them very popular for offering a taste of Hagi-yaki pottery's special ""seven changes of Hagi"" color styling for daily life. They also have pots for flowers and candles, as well as chopstick rests."
  • Yamaguchi Hagi Beer Co. Ltd.
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Hijiwara 608-1
    This brewery produces Chonmage Beer, named after the samurai hair-style worn by the man on the label. Japan's beer market is dominated by bottom fermentation style beers that are crisp and easy to drink, but this brewery uses top-fermentation styles for aromatic, rich beers. Their products based on European beers are made with only water, hops, malt and yeast as raw materials following the Reinheitsgebot (Pure Beer Act). Their beers all share fruity aromas and rich flavors with thick froth to create a smooth mouthfeel. These unique beers make great Hagi souvenirs.
  • Ikkeigama
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Horiuchi 2372-10
    This pottery faces Hagi's Horiuchi district. The owner himself made the climbing kiln, and uses it to carry on the tradition of Hagi-yaki ware. Ikkeigama kiln focuses on Oni-Hagi (demon Hagi ware), a style that uses very rough clay slow-fired in climbing kilns. The pieces feature incredibly coarse soil, sometimes including small stones, and are characterized by knurling in the glaze called kairagi, and fine cracks on the surface called jiware. The works that have undergone the cherry-colored transformation during firing, unique to the climbing kiln, bring out a distinctive taste.
  • Murashige Sake Brewing
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Mishou 5-chome 101-1

    The Murashige Sake Brewery is a great local experience in Iwakuni- run by two young entrepreneurs trying to bring new life to a very traditional Japanese industry. The brewery is probably best know...

  • Nagayama Main House Shuzojo
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    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Ube-shi

    ゆっくり喋るのに良い雰囲気。今回はカップルで訪れたが家族と来ても良いかもしれない。ぜひまた行きたい。

  • Usosai Store honshazo
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Shutoumachiosogoe 2128
  • ringonokirara
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Atoutokusashimo 409-3

    山口市阿東徳佐地区はリンゴの産地。 他県の方には認知度低かろうが、山口県では有名だ。 リンゴ農家が営む観光農園も国道9号沿いにたくさんあって、秋から冬にかけてはリンゴ狩り客でにぎわっている。 その徳佐リンゴを使った加工商品もいろいろ販売されており、中でもオススメなのが、地元の農園兼スイーツショップ「林檎の樹らら」さんの「アップルパイ」だ。 このたび初めて食べて、そのクオリティの高さに驚いたので紹...

  • Hachihyakushin Sake Brewing
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Imadumachi 3-chome 18-9

    岩国市内の西寄り、錦川沿いにある比較的小さな酒造所です。全国区でも名前が知られるお酒が多い、岩国の酒蔵の中でも、地元の人たちが一押しするのが雁木です。 同じ岩国の銘酒...

  • ju sumi kagu Workshop & gallery Kimura plus chaba kimura
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Kumagegunhiraochou Onominami 263-1
  • ARCHBREWERY
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    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Imazumachi 1-12-16
  • Shimonoseki Environment Miraikan
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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Furuya Cho 1-chome 18-1
  • Tahara Sue Hyoe Workshop
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    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Fukawayumoto 1403

Yamaguchi Areas

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Heading west along Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you’ll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we’re not talking just the usual fish dishes - the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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