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Pottery Spots in Ehime Area

  • Umenoseitousyo Baizangama
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Ominami 1441
    This longstanding Tobe-yaki kiln opened in 1882 in Tobe Town, Iyo County, Ehime Prefecture. It is the largest potter in town, and they allow visitors to observe the manufacturing process inside the factory and examine climbing kilns that were used in the past (designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by the town). There’s also a museum with pottery on display and materials on the history of the potter, as well as an adjoining sales area. The sales area offers many exquisite and sturdy Baizangama wares featuring simple yet beautiful hand-drawn designs based on the traditional Tobe-yaki style that emphasizes both function and beauty.

    係りの方が工場を案内してくださいました。老舗の窯元だそうで、手作業でろくろや型で成形し、絵付けはすべて手描きです。昔の登り窯は、内部が松脂でピカピカしてました。その後売店に行くと、出来上がるまでの大変さがよくわかり、ついつい購入、ということに。割引している商品もありました。 ツアーでいきましたが、住宅地の曲がりくねった道を上っていくので、個人でいくのは大変かと思います。

  • MORI TOUBOU
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Kitakawage 714
    This pottery studio creates Tobe-ware porcelain said to be so fine the white is almost translucent. Gosu, an indigo blue pigment, is used to paint seasonal flowers and patterns on the smooth white porcelain. In the attached gallery space, you'll find works on display and for sale including cups, teacups, dinnerware, vases for flower arranging, pen holders, chopstick holders, porcelain buttons, and more. The simple and natural feel of the works of art will make you feel that meal times are more enjoyable.
  • Endokama
    Shopping
    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Kitakawage 307-3
  • Tobeyaki Ceramics
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Miyauchi 83

    More of a local products' sales centre than a museum, this place does give you an idea of what Tobe pottery looks like.The thick porcelain usually decorated with blue does have an appeal which makes...

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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