Attraction Kashogama Pottery School, 343 Kiyomizu 3-chome Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862 Japan Published on: 29-02-2016
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Why Kashogama Pottery School is special ?
Kashogama Pottery School conducts sessions on pottery for beginners. Tourist as well as locals come here in large numbers to learn and experience pottery. They also click pictures while you make your first piece, making it all the more memorable moments
The staff were so accommodating ,riendly, helpful and patient to help costumers
Kashogama Pottery School has also succeeded the tradition of Kiyomizu Pottery since 1914. Authentic Japanese pottery and porcelain works and fired in the Noborigama and Anagama kilns.
The 4th generation master of this school, Kasho Morioka (1973-), has had many international experiences with his pottery works (U.S., China, Italy, etc.)
What to explore at Kashogama Pottery School?
Kashogama is a small-medium sized shop, very modern and nicely laid out, but also a bit intimidating, because before you enter you will see a bunch of pottery wheels in action, with a nice big window so all the tourist can stop and take some snaps
This store, run by third- and fourth-generation potters, sells top-quality examples of the genre, but it also lets visitors take to the in-store potter’s wheel to create some less exemplary items. A class costs ¥1,500-¥3,000 ($12.5 - $25.1 ), depending on what you wish to produce. For an extra ¥1,000, they’ll glaze your creation and mail it to you.
There is an English instructor available
How to get to Kashogama Pottery School?
The nearest airport to Kashogama Pottery School is kyoto airport, kyoto which is 2 KM away from Kashogama Pottery School
- Highlight of Kyoto: lasting, affordable souvenir!
- BEST souvenir you can offer yourself or a loved one
- Really terrific experience
- Make your own souvenir of Kyoto
- Fun for the whole family.
Kashogama Pottery School, 343 Kiyomizu 3-chome Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862 Japan
Tips for you
Wow. Kashogama pottery is a must if you are in Kyoto. The rundown is this: - Kashogama is a small-medium sized shop, very modern and nicely laid out, but also a bit intimidating, because before you enter you will see a bunch of pottery wheels in action, with a nice big window so all the tourist can stop and take some snaps. - While we didn't check in advance if there was an English speaking instructor, many others have recommended it. When we arrived there were three free instructors, around 11am. While there was still a slight language barrier, it was nothing a few enthusiastic gestures and lots of nodding couldn't get past. - Pottery is offered in small, medium and large sizes, from memory ranging between 1200, 1500, and 2000 or maybe 2500 JPY Yen for each size respectively. We chose to do a medium sized mug each. Delivery was about 2000 JPY Yen for the two mugs to Australia. This is tracked and very carefully packed. - We regretted not doing a couple of pieces each, it was over so quickly and it was so much fun. - The staff were so accommodating, we never felt rushed, they used their expertise to fix our errors, and at no point did we feel like these mugs weren't our own creation! As a side note, check out the rest of the street for some really cool novelty stores, and less crowds than the other streets nearby.