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Pottery Spots in Saga Area

  • Rozan Kiln
    Travel / Tourism
    Ogawauchiyama, Imari city, Saga prefecture
    The history of the traditional Ironabe-shima Ware and Rozan Kiln began in the Edo period, when the Nabeshima family, lords of the Hizen Province’s Nabeshima domain decided to make a gift of pottery. The materials used to color each finished piece (Iroe-jiki) are carefully selected for their calming and beautiful traits. The traditional techniques and the workers’ response to the changing times can be seen clearly in their work. The kiln is approximately ten minutes by car from the Chikuhi Line’s Kami-Imari Station.
  • Toshoka
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1810-1
    "A pottery studio located in Okawachi-cho, Imari City. From the Edo through the Meiji periods, this studio was an official supplier of pottery to the bygone Nabeshima Domain and is also one of the studios in Okawauchiyama which has been included in the ""Okawachi Nabeshima Kiln Sites"" National Historic Site listing. The studio sells pottery made using traditional techniques, incorporating modern designs, and decorated by the hand of the studio head."
  • Ironabeshima Kobogama Okawachi Gallery
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1175-3
    A pottery studio and shop located in Okawachiyama, mountain village of Nabeshima ware, in Okawachi-cho, Imari City. The owner has studied the colorful Iro-Nabeshima variety of Nabeshima ware for close to 30 years and here customers can purchase original pieces crafted with the masterful techniques acquired through this journey. A fun place just to come and look around, the studio’s shop is filled with beautiful small dishes decorated using pattern paper as well as free hand designs.
  • Kouraku Kiln
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Nishimatsuura Arita Cho Maruo Hei 2512

    I was given a tour of the factory here at Kouraku Kiln, by Sebastiao. It was amazing to learn about the pottery process that they use and see it in action - start to end of the process (I am...

  • Gotanrinkama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takushi Takumachi
  • Koetugama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Hamatamamachihigashiyamada 2034
  • kimpo fujitarokama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Kuromuta Hei 3555
  • Ogasawarafujimigiemon
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1971

Saga Areas


Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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