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Add Your Own Unique Design to an Arita Porcelain Coffee Mug
Add Your Own Unique Design to an Arita Porcelain Coffee Mug
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from: $100

In this casual activity, you will become a designer for a day and decorate your own porcelain coffee mug. Using the simple technique of transfer printing, choose from available patterns to create a design for your coffee mug. [Highlights] - Create a unique design for a porcelain coffee mug in Arita - Use your imagination and try various combinations of transfer printing - Visit Kouraku Kiln, where artists from all over the world collaborate - Receive the guidance of an experienced local potter - Have a relaxing coffee break with Arita ware

Arita Ware Private Walking Tour and Ceramics Treasure Hunt
Arita Ware Private Walking Tour and Ceramics Treasure Hunt
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from: $159

In this private guided tour, you'll visit some of Arita's craft studios, where skilled artisans create porcelain masterpieces. After learning about Arita ware, try your luck at a treasure hunt, and get the chance to take home some prized ceramics! [Highlights] - Watch artisans at work in Arita's Kuromuta-Obo district - See an actual climbing kiln, as well as other different types of kilns - Learn about Arita's different porcelain-making techniques - Try your luck at a fun treasure hunt — take home Arita porcelain wares that catch your eye - Get insights and fascinating information about Arita from a local expert [About the Arita town, Saga and Arita Ware] The town of Arita in Saga Prefecture is renowned for its highly appraised porcelain, Arita ware, which has been exported across the world ever since the Edo period (1603–1867). This private guided tour will take you to Kuromuta-Obo district to discover its secrets. Visiting this quaint town hidden in the mountains of Kyushu is a must-do for every pottery enthusiast, but many travelers just explore Arita's Uchiyama district, as it is more accessible. The Kuromuta-Obo district has a high concentration of kilns, both historic and modern. After a visit to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, an experienced, English-speaking guide will take you to three of Kuromuta's kilns: Shingama, Gen-emon, and Kouraku. From facilities to products, each kiln boasts its own unique style and characteristics. At Shingama, you'll see an actual 'noborigama' (a traditional climbing kiln) and learn how items are fired in the kiln. Then, at Gen-emon, you'll watch artisans at work, learn how craftsmen decorate porcelain entirely by hand, and see a historical collection that includes ceramics from the Edo period. Finally, at the modern Kouraku Kiln, you'll learn how tradition and innovation come together. Here, you'll play a fun treasure-hunting game. Search the facility for new and old porcelain, and take home as much as you can fit in a basket! [Schedule] This tour has two available start times: 10:00 and 14:00 Morning Tour / Afternoon Tour 10:00 / 14:00 — Meet your guide at Arita Station 10:10 / 14:10 — Visit The Kyushu Ceramic Museum 11:00 / 15:00 — Visit Shingama Kiln and Gen-emon Kiln 11:30 / 15:30 — Visit Kouraku Kiln for a tour and treasure hunt 12:30 / 16:30 — Tour ends at Arita Station [Note] - The minimum required number of the people for a tour is two. - All children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Operated by TABINOWA KYUSHU Co.,Ltd.

Luxury Kaiseki Lunch With Arita Ware and Gen-emon Kiln Tour
Luxury Kaiseki Lunch With Arita Ware and Gen-emon Kiln Tour
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from: $199

Have an exquisite kaiseki meal in a restaurant owned by an antiques dealer. Served on Arita ware, lunch is made from rich local ingredients, perfectly complemented by Japan's finest porcelain. Afterward, visit Gen-emon Kiln to learn about porcelain. [Highlights] - Feast on an exquisite kaiseki lunch prepared by a local chef - Admire an impressive selection of Arita ware representing different periods and styles - Learn about each piece of Arita ware in detail while dining in a private room used for tea ceremonies - Meet the owner, view his prized collection, and buy some antiques if you like - Visit Gen-emon Kiln to see where some of the tableware used during the lunch is produced

Make your Arita porcelain (1 day with lunch)
Make your Arita porcelain (1 day with lunch)
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from: $147

Create Arita ceramics with your own hands Experience both creating and paiting Arita style Enjoy a traditional Japanese "kaiseki" meal Spend a day in a real atelier with professionals Your creation will be sent at your home! The porcelain factory “Kouraku Kiln” was founded in 1865. The Brazilian artist Sebastiao Pimenta, who developed many researches between Brazil and China and has become enthusiastic about Aritaware, is in charge of the instruction during the workshop.

Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Tenchadai"
Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Tenchadai"
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from: $183

 When tea was first cultivated in Japan about 580 years ago, Ureshino quickly rose to be one of the biggest tea producing areas in Western Japan, even winning best tea titles multiple times. Ureshino exemplifies Japan’s finest tea. “Ureshino Chadoki:Ureshino Tea Tourism” was started in the summer of 2016. “Ureshino Tea Tourism” is a program to connect Ureshino’s most historic cultural pieces: tea, hot-springs, and porcelain. The ultimate part of this is the “Tea Space Experience”. In an open air tea room surrounded by picturesque scenery, you can experience a tea ceremony put on by a tea master. The tea ceremony itself is a performance of brewing a series of distinct locally grown teas. From careful measuring to adjusting water temperatures, see how different teas are brewed to their optimal conditions. Feel yourself transported to another world, as though by a stage performance, as the tea is steeped. This tea ceremony is a sacred one which can only be performed by tea makers.

Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Mori on Chashistu"
Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Mori on Chashistu"
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from: $183

When tea was first cultivated in Japan about 580 years ago, Ureshino quickly rose to be one of the biggest tea producing areas in Western Japan, even winning best tea titles multiple times. Ureshino exemplifies Japan’s finest tea. “Ureshino Chadoki:Ureshino Tea Tourism” was started in the summer of 2016. “Ureshino Tea Tourism” is a program to connect Ureshino’s most historic cultural pieces: tea, hot-springs, and porcelain. The ultimate part of this is the “Tea Space Experience”. In an open air tea room surrounded by picturesque scenery, you can experience a tea ceremony put on by a tea master. The tea ceremony itself is a performance of brewing a series of distinct locally grown teas. From careful measuring to adjusting water temperatures, see how different teas are brewed to their optimal conditions. Feel yourself transported to another world, as though by a stage performance, as the tea is steeped. This tea ceremony is a sacred one which can only be performed by tea makers.

Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Chatou"
Outdoor Tea Ceremony at "Chatou"
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from: $183

When tea was first cultivated in Japan about 580 years ago, Ureshino quickly rose to be one of the biggest tea producing areas in Western Japan, even winning best tea titles multiple times. Ureshino exemplifies Japan’s finest tea. “Ureshino Tea Time” was started in the summer of 2016. “Ureshino Tea Tourism” is a program to connect Ureshino’s most historic cultural pieces: tea, hot-springs, and porcelain. The ultimate part of this is the “Tea Space Experience”. In an open air tea room surrounded by picturesque scenery, you can experience a tea ceremony put on by a tea master. The tea ceremony itself is a performance of brewing a series of distinct locally grown teas. From careful measuring to adjusting water temperatures, see how different teas are brewed to their optimal conditions. Feel yourself transported to another world, as though by a stage performance, as the tea is steeped. This tea ceremony is a sacred one which can only be performed by tea makers.

Make your Arita porcelan (half-day)
Make your Arita porcelan (half-day)
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from: $73

Create Arita ceramics with your own hands Experience both creating and paiting Arita style Spend time in a real atelier with professionals Your creation will be sent at your home! Enjoy the rest of the day in the unique atmosphere of Arita The porcelain factory “Kouraku Kiln” was founded in 1865. The Brazilian artist Sebastiao Pimenta, who developed many researches between Brazil and China and has become enthusiastic about Aritaware, is in charge of the instruction during the workshop.

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