Bizen Pottery Museum

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Bizen Pottery Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,132 contributions
Museum or Store?
Mar 2020 • Couples
The museum is just above the train station shop. It has a wide selection of pottery by different crafts women and men. You can identify those whose work you like and they can show you the workshop locations on a map. They offer a wide range of styles, artists and prices. Credit cards are accepted. Toilets are available. The staff is helpful and understand a little English but will not speak English.
Written March 28, 2020
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weiwei_sg
Kaziranga National Park, India126 contributions
Good introduction
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a must stop in Imbe. You came because you are interested in pottery do this museum gives a good introduction to the history, methods and works of bizen pottery. Not much English but ceramic works and methods.
Written December 6, 2018
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AlexH7691
Sydney, Australia63 contributions
Interesting museum despite the lack of English signage
Jan 2017 • Family
The museum has a wonderful display of Bizen pottery ware. Catch the JR Ako line to Imbe (this is also spelled Inbe in some places) and the museum is a short walk away - it is well signposted. There are 4 floors of all kinds of examples of Bizen style pottery. Although there is almost no English on any of the information on the displays, there is a helpful brochure in English which explains the different types of Bizen ware and the process involved in making it (see attached photos of the brochure). This place is a must if you have an interest in ceramics. It is also worth looking around the village and visiting the galleries - if your timing is good you can visit the kilns where the pottery is fired.
Written January 19, 2017
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JapanMuse
Tokyo, Japan82 contributions
Bizen ware
May 2016 • Couples
It's worth visiting if you want to get a quick understanding of the bizen ware's history and style. The museum building itself is nothing fabulous with Showa style linoleum floor throughout, but they do have a collection of very old bizen pottery (dates around 1300's) that's quite impressive. Works by living national treasures are also on display.
The entry fee is 500 yen pp and there's a free parking available. The location is right next to the train station.
Written May 3, 2016
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jensenfrome
Bath, Somerset, UK85 contributions
Pottery was stunning, the museum building less so.
Apr 2015 • Couples
Firstly the nearest station is Imbe (don't get off at Biden).
Once you get off the train there is an excellent shop selling pottery on the second floor of the station building but the museum (700Y) is 100 yards,away, just across the station forecourt.
The pottery i
On display in the museum is fabulous (makes the long haul on the train from Himeji with a change) all so worthwhile.
Four floors of pottery from the old (even some shards) to 20th century ..I think probably mostly 20th century but can't be sure as sadly (very sadly) there's no information in English.
Museum decor sucked just a tiny bit of the excitement from us but overall a stunning experience.
We were there on a Thursday in late April and we seemed to be only people there in the entire pottery village .. maybe very different at weekends .... In the village there are lots of shops selling pottery but be warned not much else) ... everyone was really welcoming and friendly and not at all hard sell.
We bought a couple of sake cups (£20+ each) at the station shop as needed to catch train back to Himeji (seem to run hourly).
If you're at all interested in pottery, then you must go!
Written April 23, 2015
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Vincent D
Paris, France5 contributions
Nice Museum
Nov 2014 • Couples
My friends been there with me, she is a ceramist so she find this place amazing. Indeed they have very impressive stuff and if you are very interested in this art its a very good place to go.
Written December 1, 2014
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