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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.