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Address: Nishimatsura-gun, Arita-cho 844-0001, Saga Prefecture

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Tombai Secrets

Old walls built to hide their secret ceramic processes. I believe the walk to the wall through old historic buildings is more interesting than the actual walls.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old walls built to hide their secret ceramic processes. I believe the walk to the wall through old historic buildings is more interesting than the actual walls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2011

You can see these unique walls all over the back streets of Arita. Tombai-walls have been built from the remnants of old kilns, tools used in the porcelain making process, and fragments of old porcelain. The burned square bricks used to build the inner walls of a kiln are called "tombai" in Japanese. Because of the high temperatures inside the... More 

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