A remain of old climing kiln exhibited at Kutani-yaki Kiln Museum

2 Kutani-yaki Kiln Museum

A remain of old ascending kiln
1)A remain of old ascending kiln
2)Pottery wheel studio
3)Explanation about the process of creating Kutani-yaki porcelain

Come to Understand the Development of Kutani-yaki

Kutani-yaki (Kutani porcelain) originated in the Kaga City area during the 17th century. Featuring vivid colours and innovative patterns, this porcelain with overglaze painting is highly rated as one of Ishikawa’s representative crafts.
This is the site of a historic kiln that has been used since Kutani porcelain production restarted in the late Edo era (1603-1868). In addition to displaying the remains of a climbing kiln that was used for over a century, the museum also features a new climbing kiln built to replace the old one. Visitors can enjoy a pottery wheel experience or ceramic painting experience under guidance from a local craftsman in a wonderful and authentic traditional atmosphere.


Kutani-yaki Kiln Museum

Open: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (open if Tuesday is a national holiday)
Entrance fee: Adults ¥350; high school students and younger, free
Experiences: Potter’s wheel experience ¥3,000~, painting on ceramic experience ¥2,000~
Access: 15 minutes by local bus from JR Kaga Onsen Station. Get off at 'Yamashiro Onsen Higashi-guchi', 4 minutes on foot.
Tel: 0761-77-0020
Address: 19-101-9 Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga, 922-0242 Ishikawa