Pottery Studio Kouzangama
Lecturer: Ceramist Mr. Hideo Suzuki
You can make your own original teacup, vase, tea set, or other pottery at this studio, which features a climbing kiln and a picturesque overlook of Sagami Bay.
The raw materials used are iron-rich clay from the valleys of Yugawara, mikan orange ashes, and more. The deep brown texture of the clay is simple and unassuming, and adds charm to flowers or helps accentuate other dishes.
※Your finished work will be sent to you later.
|Charges||Reservation applications are accepted for between 2 and 16 people
Time required: about 120 minutes
3,000 JPY per person (consumption tax included, material cost not included)
※Materials for a tea cup, for example, cost 1,000 JPY.
|Hours||Morning session: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|Access||753-25 Ebiyama, Miyashita, Yugawara-machi
About a 5-minute taxi ride from Yugawara Station
Hands-on pottery making at Do-Tougeikan is a two-hour casual course, in which you can experience creating ceramic art in a relaxed environment.
Why not try making your own one-of-a-kind, free-form vessel as a memento of your time in Yugawara?
|Charges||・Hands-on pottery making (2-hour course, 1 kg of clay and consumption tax included)
Adults: 4,600 JPY
Group discount (2 people or more, delivery fee for one place included): 5,100 JPY
Family discount (2 adults + 2 children + delivery fee for one place): 16,500 JPY
・Special course (Shino ware-style plate, 1.5 kg of clay included): 6,800 JPY
・Painting course (painting a picture or patterns on an unglazed plate, about 1 hour): 2,200 JPY
※About the delivery fee: Your work will be glazed and glost fired by our staff, then sent to you via a home delivery service in about six weeks.
|Hours||10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ※Reservations required|
|Days closed||Closed Tuesdays, and for the year-end holidays and New Year’s Day. (When a national holiday falls on a Tuesday, open that Tuesday and closed the next day.)|
|Access||42 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi
A 15-minute walk from Yugawara Station, or take a bus for Oku-Yugawara/Fudodaki and get off at Shogakko-mae Bus Stop (about a 5-minute ride). Keep walking down the road in the same direction for a couple minutes, the studio is close to the bus stop.
Hands-on Pottery & Pottery Class - Goens
The production of pottery is an interesting experience, which reminds you of a sensation you tend to forget in your everyday life. In the process of giving form to what you’ve envisioned in your mind, you can connect with your work through the feel of the clay in your hands. Children, elderly people, and even beginners can experience pottery making without worry, as we explain how to make it with utmost care. Explanations in English to visitors from overseas are available as well. Why don’t you try making your own original vessel using a potter’s wheel? The pigment of finishing paint can be chosen from 16 different kinds. Please feel free to join us.
|Charges||・Hand forming course (1 kg of clay and course fees included): 4,000 JPY
Delivery fee: ~700 JPY per person
・Ceramics painting course: 2,000 JPY
Delivery fee: ~700 JPY per person
※Your work will be sent to you in about six weeks, after being glazed and glost fired.
|Hours||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ※Reservations required|
|Days closed||No scheduled holidays|
|Access||1847-40 Yoshihama, Yugawara-machi
Take a bus for Tenpo-Yama from Yugawara Station, get off at Shironumata Bus Stop, and walk for one minute.
By taxi, it is about a 6-minute ride from Yugawara Station.
|Charges||Adults: 3,000 JPY and up
Children: 2,500 JPY and up
※The listed fees include consumption tax, a service charge and production fee.
※Please make an inquiry about our courses.
※It takes about one month to complete firing. We make deliveries to anywhere in the country C.O.D.)
|Hours||9:30 / 13:00 / 14:30 (About 1.5-2 hours)
・Please inquire about making a reservation on the day of your visit.
|Days closed||Closed Tuesdays
※Please make an inquiry.
|Access||3-6 Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
About a 10-minute walk from Yugawara Station.