Art Museum Spots in Arita / Imari Area

  • Kakiemongama
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    4.5
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Nanzan Ding 352
    A pottery workshop which was once operated by Sakaida Kakiemon, a renowned potter from Arita Town in Saga Prefecture. The Kakiemon style is characterized by the use of red paint baked onto a beautiful milky-white pottery base called nigoshide. The workshop’s pieces began being exported around the world starting in the Edo period and remain popular to this day. The workshop is adjoined by a museum where visitors can learn about its 380 year history and view actual pieces from various time periods.

    有田焼の有名窯元で一度は行ってみたかったので今回訪問させてもらいました。 店内の内外装も雰囲気も良く上品なオーラがありましたが商品も素人がみてもわかるくらい高そうで高級な感じがしました。

  • Arita Ceramic Art Museum
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    3.5
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Odaru 1-4-2
    This art museum that opened in 1954 was the first official museum in Saga Prefecture. The exterior is that of a stone warehouse, and it has a two-story wooden interior. The building itself has been designated as part of the Important National Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings in Arita Uchiyama. It showcases Arita ware dating from the Meiji period to the early Showa period including the work of various kilns and pieces handled by wealthy merchants. Some of these are Important Cultural Properties of Saga Prefecture.

    蔵を改造して展示場にしてあり、美術館自体に歴史を感じます。 有田の陶磁器産業の変遷がわかりやすく展示してあり、勉強になりました。 駐車場あり、入場料120円でお安いので、一度は立ち寄ってみるといいと思います。

  • Imaemon Musum Of Ceramic Antiques
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Akaemachi 2-chome 1-11

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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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