Beautiful porcelain for daily life
Aizu Keizan Yaki Pottery is produced in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture where there is a kiln. The ashes of Japanese zelkova tree are used for painting the pottery objects to such an extent they actually glow. This pottery tradition started in 1592, by producing simple rice bowls and tea sets. The pottery making was halted temporarily after the war. This kiln helped to revive Keizan-yaki pottery tradition.
Nowadays, Keizan-yaki pottery tradition is kept alive. You can buy plates, small bowls, tea ware, sake cups, as well as beer glasses, mugs and coffee cups. Additionally, you can tour the workshop and see how the pottery is made using clay and there is also an experience corner, where you can try making pottery on your own. Please be aware that it might take two months to professionally complete the pottery pieces you made. The completed items will be shipped to you within 2 months (Japan only). Time required is 1 hour. The fee varies depending on the object you choose to make. The cheapest one is 1500 yen.
Train: From JR Wakamatsu Station get on a loop bus and get off at Ishiyama bus stop. The bus fee is 200 yen.
Car: Aizu-Wakamatsu IC on Banetsu Expressway. Parking is available.
Description: Aizu Keizan-yaki Pottery
|Sights||Aizu Keizan-yaki Pottery (会津慶山焼)|
965-0813 Fukushima Prefecture, Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi, Higashi-Yama Cho, Ishiyama, Tennei 67
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0242-26-2507 / Fax: 0242-26-2503|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
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|Recommended target||Family Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Aizu Keizan-yaki Pottery