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Pottery experience at Mino old pottery village.

We offer a variety of touring facilities and programs for visitors to deepen their interest in pottery.
Our main facilities for the tour are Main Building Gallery, Museum of Old Ceramics, and Arts and Craft Museum. Also the Anagama Kiln, Studios and experience pottery making are available as request.
Saloon and tableware shop are also available for visitors to take a break and feel the history of Kobeigama.
The Mino Ceramic Village, a unique experience, has been assigned with Two-star in the Michelin Green Guide.

Museum of Old Ceramics

The museum exhibits Persian pottery researched by Takuo Kato more than 40 years, as well as Chinese, Korean, and Mino-Momoyama pottery.
The collection covers a wide range of items, including ancient ceramics, ancient glass, and bronze ware.
The building was relocated from Ono city, Fukui Prefecture from an old private house built about 250 years ago, and has a 3-storey structure.
In the Garden on the south side of the building, there are two Momoyama-style semi-ground-style anagama kilns, which are fired several times a year.

Arts and crafts Museum

It is an exhibition room of works of Kobei the fifth, Takuo the sixth generation, Kobei the seventh, and Ryotaro the eighth generation.
The works full of individuality of each successive generation will amuse you in this museum.

The Main building Takuo Kato exhibition room
Tableware exhibition room

On the 2nd floor, there is an exhibition room with major and representative works by Takuo Kato, and a gallery that holds 2 special exhibitions a year.
On the 1st floor, there is the tableware exhibition room of Kobei pottery and the reception desk.

Salon Kochudo

Renovated room from firewood storage to a salon.
Enjoy a cup of coffee with Kobeigama wares while admiring the ceramic frames made by Kobeigama.

Kobeigama Pottery experience building

You can have experience for making pottery using the glaze and clay produced at the Kobei Pottery.
Experience pottery making using glazes and clay produced by the Kobei Pottery Company, including pottery’s wheel, hand-building, tatara (Slab Building), painting and mosaic tiles, all under the guidance of our experienced staffs.
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Kuradashi Festival (Spring)
Irodori Festival (Autumn)

Twice a year, it is an annual pottery festival.
In the spring, we have a Kuradashi Market, an exhibition, an Anagama concert, etc. with cherry blossoms.
In autumn, you can enjoy the Kuradashi market, exhibitions, tea parties, Anagama firing, etc.


Banquet of the first kiln (winter)
Banquet of the Tanabata (Summer)

They are annual exchange meetings with the head of the family twice a year.
In the Summer, We deliver a lecture and a banquet of Kobei the seventh.
In the Winter, you can enjoy the first ceramic painting and a feast.


Access information


Address 4-124 Ichinokura-cho, Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken, 507-0814 Japan
TEL 0572-22-3821
Open AM 9:00-PM 5:00 (weekdays, 1st and 3rd Saturdays) AM 10:00-PM 5:00 (Sundays, holidays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays)
Closed Year-end and New Year's holidays, summer vacation, and other company holidays
Admission General 300yen / High school or university students 150yen / Under secondary students Free (20 percent discount for groups of 20 or more)
[Admission fee is not required for shoppers only].
<Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum combination ticket> General 600 yen / High school or university students 300 yen / Under secondary students Free [500 yen for a general group and 200 yen for a group of college and high school students (20 or more people)]
Reservation Not required / Group booking required (please contact us at least 3 days in advance)
Parking lot with a capacity of 22 cars
*Large sightseeing buses can use the parking lot of the Ichinokura Sakazuki Museum of Art (5-minute walk).