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Kutani Pottery Kosen Kiln

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Address: 5-3-3 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031 , Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-241-0902
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Handmade pottery

Great place to buy traditional Japanese pottery. First you start with a tutorial on the process of making the pottery from the wheel to the kiln to the artistry to retail. The... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived expecting a pottery store and this was a place where you paint your own. It was fairly late in the day and no tour was offered and the pottery painting was not available. If this is of interest to you, note the need to plan ahead and that this is more of an activity than a shopping experience

Thank woodstockgalBoston
Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour was conducted by the owner of the Pottery Kiln. He is from a long line of potters and spoke very clear English. He threw several pots from raw clay including a rice bowl and a sake pitcher. This is a very informative demonstration

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of four with two teenagers greatly enjoyed your and pottery painting workshop. They ship your kilned pieces back to USA in ~2 months. Good English spoken, super friendly.

Thank HappyChilean
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is an interesting pottery studio and gallery. This kiln dates back to 1870 and the tour was led by a potter who is the 6th generation in the family business. Interesting and beautiful work on sale for all price ranges (artwork to practical pieces).

Thank Mercury752
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great place to buy traditional Japanese pottery. First you start with a tutorial on the process of making the pottery from the wheel to the kiln to the artistry to retail. The craftsmanship is quite good. My only negative comment is that the showroom has a large percentage of offerings with sold signs meaning that there were plenty of beautifu... More 

1 Thank fredhulnick
Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Visited here as part of a day tour. Family owned pottery for six generations. We were given a brief rundown of the process and then a demonstration of the making of a cup and a jug. A small shop carries examples of many of the current styles at what seems to be a very fair price.

Thank Nmsj1957
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Pottery is high quality. Reasonably priced. We had purchased items shipped and everything handled arrived quickly and safely.

1 Thank Douglass S
Clayton, California
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

Stopped here in route to Kyoto and glad we did. It started with a short video showing an overview of the entire process of producing handmade Kutani ware. This was followed by a visit to see the creation of several ceramic items - a rice bowl, a beer mug and a vase. The potter was available for questions. Following the... More 

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