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Echizen Old Kiln Museum

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

The town of Echizen in Fukui is the home of Echizen ware, one of Japan's six ancient kilns. Echizen Old Kiln Museum opened in October 2017 inside Echizen Pottery Village, a center for Echizen ware-related workshops, shops, and a park. The former home (built in 1835) of Kyuemon Mizuno, the foremost figure in Echizen kiln research, has been moved to the grounds, and his valuable research materials are exhibited.

Echizen Pottery Village

Echizen Pottery Village is centered around the vast Echizen Pottery Park and has three facilities: the museum, pottery workshop, and teahouse. Visitors can have fun learning about Echizen ware from various perspectives, such as the Hand Making Course to freely experience pottery using actual Echizen ware clay, the Echizenyaki-no-Yakata where you can purchase Echizen ware, and restaurants serving Fukui's local cuisine, Echizen oroshi soba noodles. Many studios and galleries of artists engaging in creative activities are located near the village, and kiln owners from around the prefecture gather for the annual Echizen Pottery Festival held in May.

Location

Name Echizen Old Kiln Museum
Web Sites (In Japanese) http://info.pref.fukui.lg.jp/tisan/e-old-kiln/
Address 107-1-169 Ozowara, Echizen-cho, Nyu-gun, Fukui
Access 30 minutes' drive from Sabae IC or Takefu IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00
Final admission: 16:30
Closed Mondays (except on public holidays), day after a public holiday (except on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays), year-end and New Year's holidays (December 28 to January 4 every year)
Inquiries TEL: 0778-32-3262

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