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Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko益子陶芸美術館/陶芸メッセ・益子


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The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art and Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko are located around 20 minutes' drive from the Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange of the Kita-Kanto Expressway, via the Tomobe Junction of the Joban Expressway. The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art features works by the late Mr. Shoji Hamada, who was a designated Living National Treasure, as well as works by other ceramists associated with the town of Mashiko. On the same site, there are also the Sasajima Kihei Hall, which has permanent exhibitions of works by the printmaker Kihei Sasajima, who studied under Shiko Munakata, and the Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence, which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world as part of an international exchange program. Shoji Hamada's House, which has been designated as a Cultural Property by the town of Mashiko, includes a reconstruction of the climbing kiln that Mr. Hamada used.


Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 3021 (Mashiko / Moka / MotegiArea)

phone 0285727555

[Feb.-Oct.] 9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
[Nov.-Jan.] 9:30-16:00 (entrance until 15:30)

Review of Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/09 Historic Art, Modern Meseum
This meseum is modern and is very nice and clean and very friendly to English visitor. The art that are on displays changes every 3 to 4 months so its always good to go back and visit to see what is...
Reviewed:2018/12/08 Great pieces of art
We walked around the museum for about and hour and looked at the varying pieces of art. At the time there was an exhibition of British artist’s works which was very interesting. There was quite a bit...
Reviewed:2018/12/08 Visit to the Mashiko museum of ceramic art
It was pretty fun if you are interested in the world of pottery in general, a lot of English Potters and everything is written in English.

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Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 3021 [ map ]
Mashiko / Moka / MotegiArea
[Feb.-Oct.] 9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
[Nov.-Jan.] 9:30-16:00 (entrance until 15:30)
Monday (The next day for Public holiday), exhibition replacement periods, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] General600yen, Over 65/Elementary and Junior High School Students300yen
Parking Lot
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English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.