Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

Kyoto
Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir
3,350
  • Duration: 40 Minutes (approx.)

  • Location:京都市, 京都府

    Product code:EN-KYT-2010-20102

【Outline】

Come experience one of Kyoto's longest standing traditions: pottery-making! This is the most popular plan in which you can make your own original work (cup or bowl) in 40 to 60 minutes using an electric potter's wheel. The professional craftsmen are highly regarded and trained, and they will guide you in the process step-by-step. Make a beautiful object that is one-of-a-kind as a memory of your trip to Kyoto or as a present for a loved one!


【Highlights】

  • Learn from professional pottery artists in an art established in 1771.
  • Craftsmen will gently support you, so beginners don’t need to worry. 
  • Make an item with a high state of completion which is thin and light.
  • Create a unique item, which is a perfect gift!
  • Our location is close to all the super popular tourist spots in Kyoto, so you can experience this in between sightseeing.


【Schedule】

Arrival→Demonstration→Pottery→End


【Details】

First, we will start with watching a performance from professional pottery artists! From just a lump of clay they can make a bowl, in the blink of an eye -- just like magic! Then, your own pottery experience begins! Beginners do not need to worry, as the trained staff can offer advice in choosing shapes, sizes, and glaze colors for your work as well as guidance in using the potter's wheel. Staff will also take pictures of the experience for you to keep and share after you are done.


 In the end, the craftsmen carefully finish up your work by hand to prepare for firing. "Kiyomizu-yaki," the traditional craft of pottery-making for which Kyoto is famous for, is known for its high quality and excellent design. The process of firing the pottery is essential to maintaining this quality, so it takes about one month for your work to be delivered to you. Appreciating the warmth and effort behind the handiwork, we hope you will use your creation for a long time!


【Things to note】

  • Time:40 min. / 1 Person
  • Meeting point:Kyoto Zuikougama Kiyomizudera Studio    
    385-5 Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
  • Access:
    A 15-minutes walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station or Gion-Shijo Station on Keihan Line. 
    Leave the exit number 4 of Kiyomizu-Goyo Station and go straight to the direction of  Kiyomizu temple, around 650 meters.
    Turn left at the end of the street and walk straight ahead for 500 meters.
    When you turn right at the third traffic light of Yasaka Dori there is  special narrow road where you can see the tower of Yasaka. Go to that direction and walk for around 200 meters. When you climb up the slope and go to your right at the end, you will see the sign of Zuikougama. 

    Leave exit number 7 of Gion-Shijo Station and go straight to the direction of the Yasuka shrine, around 650 meters.
    Turn left at the end of the street and walk straight ahead for 500 meters.
    When you turn right at the third traffic light of Yasaka Dori there is  special narrow road where you can see the tower of Yasaka. Go to that direction and walk for around 200 meters. When you climb up the slope and go to your right at the end, you will see the sign of Zuikougama. 
  • Language support:Japanese、English、Chinese(menu, instructions)
  • Included :Experience fee, Material cost、Finish by craftsman
  • Excluded :Shipping fee
  • Participation requirements :10 years and older
  • Free Wi-Fi :×


【Fun Facts】

”Kiyomizuzaki," or Kiyomizu-ware, is a type of traditional Japanese pottery that originates from Kyoto. It is called this because the pottery was made in the Kiyomizu slope area near Kiyomizu Temple. When tea ceremonies became more popular in the 16th century, various Kiyomizu-ware tea utensils were made in the Edo period (1603-1868). These works were greatly admired by the nobility and the samurai living in the capital. Kiyomizu-ware is said to be very valuable because it is completely handmade. 


【Nearby area introduction】 

Kiyomizu Temple, famous for being a World Heritage Site is also famous for its sunset. A long time ago, it seems that training was held here to reach paradise, while keeping the round shape of the sun in mind. At dusk, the west gate and the three storied pagoda will light up in orange colors and  you can look around the cityscape of Kyoto and the beautiful sunset setting beyond the mountain ridge. The figures of people in the popular spot Kiyomizu temple are sparse in the evening. After experiencing the ceramics of Kiyomizu ware, why not look at the spectacular sunset at Kiyomizu Temple? 


【Cancellation policy】 

7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.