Kutani-yaki porcelain art museum, located in Daishoji town

Kutaniyaki Art Museum

Lots of masterpieces includes Ko-kutani are exhibited
1)Lots of masterpieces includes Ko-kutani are exhibited
2)Inside the museum, a small tearoom decorated with beautiful Kutani-yaki
3)Kutani-yaki Art Museum's garden

Learn About Artisan’s Sophisticated Skills

Kutani-yaki (Kutani porcelain) is widely considered to be one of Japan's most original and highly decorative porcelain styles, with a remarkable artistic legacy that still continues. The Daishoji domain (presently the Kaga City area) began producing porcelain in 1655, in the early Edo era. The porcelain was named Kutani-yaki after Kutani village where the pottery stone was produced and the kilns were built. Since then, Kutani-yaki has evolved to cover a wide range of distinctive styles and approaches that are presented in this museum. While the works of Kutani-yaki are showcased in the exhibition rooms, every corner of the museum has also been decorated with Kutani porcelain stone tiles. On the second floor, you will find a cozy cafe overlooking the museum’s landscaped garden and a shop that sells postcards and books related to Kutani-yaki, as well as finely crafted tableware items.

Information

Kutaniyaki Art Museum

Open: Tues.-Sun. 9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday)
Entrance fee: Adults ¥560; high school students and younger, free
Access: 7 minutes on foot from JR Daishoji Station
Tel: 0761-72-7466
Address: 10-13 Jikatamachi, Daishoji, Kaga, Ishikawa 922-0861
Website: http://www.kutani-mus.jp/en/