Shitoro-Ware Hikoji KilnRiver Area
Pottery Making Experience at the Time Honored Shitoro-Ware Kiln
Shimada City is famous for Shitoro-Ware, a type of Japanese pottery, and is home to the historically renowned Shitoro-Ware Hikoji Kiln. In fact, Kobori Enshu, a 17th-century tea master, commended this structure as one of the best seven kilns in Japan. Join a two-hour pottery-making workshop at this revered kiln and learn the secrets of this time-honored craft. Please note that the class is only available on weekends.
Your instructor, Mr. Maruyama, is a fifth-generation master of Shitoro-Ware Hikoji Kiln and is happy to guide you through the art of pottery making. Mold teacups, plates, and more with the iron-rich Shitoro-Ware clay and lose yourself in the intimate process. Shitoro-Ware is characterized by its natural colors and glossy finish. After you finish molding your masterpiece, Mr. Maruyama will serve you a cup of tea and explain the history of Shitoro-Ware.
When your pottery is finished in the kiln, the workshop will ship the one-of-a-kind creation to your home. The culturally significant, yet practical dish is a beautiful everyday reminder of your time in Shimada City.
|Address||914 Yokooka, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture 428-0004 Japan|