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Okawachiyama伊万里鍋島焼会館

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This ceramic production center maintains the tradition of making Nabeshima ware. In 1675, the Nabeshima clan introduced a pottery kiln to Okawachiyama from Arita, and soon they spread throughout the village. At the time, the technique for making ceramics with glaze and baking at high temperatures was a secret. To keep it that way, the Nabeshima clan established a checkpoint strictly controlling the movement of people into and out of the village. There are still remnants from those days here and there around the area including what's left of the checkpoint. Many potters are still active today, and visitors can tour the kilns and purchase ceramics.

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Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu Okawauchiyama (Arita / ImariArea)

phone 0955237293
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Address
Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu Okawauchiyama [ map ]
Area
Arita / ImariArea
Phone
0955237293
Hours
Walking freedom
Closed
12/29-1/2
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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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