This activity has two available start times: 10:55 and 13:55
Morning / Afternoon
10:55 / 13:55 — Meet your guide at Arita Station, and move by taxi to Kouraku Kiln
11:05 / 14:05— Arrive at Kouraku Kiln for a brief explanation about the kiln and its special program for international artists
11:35 / 14:35— Choose paper prints and decorate the coffee mug through transfer printing
12:30 / 15:30— Coffee break with a porcelain coffee mug
12:45 / 15:45— Drop-off at Arita Station or another location of your choice in Arita
[What is Arita Ware]
Arita ware, a highly appraised type of Japanese porcelain, is truly in a league of its own. But if you're looking for casual, fun hands-on experiences related to Arita ware, you might not easily find them while sightseeing and walking around town. Many studios offer standard pottery-wheel experiences, but only in Japanese.
[VIsit Kouraku Kiln]
At Kouraku Kiln — which warmly welcomes overseas artists who are interested in Arita ware — you can take part in a fun, easy-to-join activity in English! This modern kiln has developed a special porcelain coffee mug with an original design, of which limited quantities are offered only during special events such as the annual Arita Ceramics Fair in May.
This is your chance to not only get a fancy porcelain coffee mug, but also to use your imagination and decorate it through transfer printing. Use any combination of paper prints you like to create your original design and make your own souvenir of your trip to Arita!
• Please pay for shipping in cash on the day; the finished coffee mug will reach your address in 1–2 months after firing one more time
• During the coffee break you will use a different mug from the one you made
• Kouraku Kiln also offers a treasure-hunting game (separate fee required), in which you can search for and purchase anything you like from the kiln's huge Arita ware collection (cash only; payment on-site)
• The required minimum number of people for a tour is two.
• All children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Operated by TABINOWA KYUSHU Co., Ltd.