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TRADITIONAL FOLK-CRAFT FUKUDA KILN

Fukuda kiln has been run by the Fukuda family for over two hundred years.
The present owner is of the sixth generation.
All of Fukuda kiln’s production is handmade, and each piece needs forty days of preparation before it is ready for firing.
By using a traditional climbing kiln, a wide range of colours and effects are obtained.
Local clay is used, formed from weathered granite over the past two million years.
Kilns dating back to 500 A.D. have also been excavated from mounds, and the regional tradition of pottery-making is now represented by over one hundred kilns in Kasama.
The Fukuda kiln can produce every kind of pottery-ware, using the traditional climbing kiln or a modern electric kiln.
Large quantities can be ordered, and visitors can make their own individual pieces, painting their own design onto bisque (half baked pots).
There are two museums at the kiln; one is housing old Kasama pottery and the other housing over 600 world-wide pottery-wares from about 60 countries.
There is also one of the biggest vase in the world (5.4m or 17’9″ tall).
A similar vase was given to President Fujimori of Peru as a sign of goodwill, and it is now on display in front of the National Museum in Lima.
We look forward to your visit, and will be happy to show you our selection of Kasama yaki(pottery), as well as offering you a peaceful place to rest and relax in.

ADDRESS
309-1626 754 Shimoichige, Kasama City.
Ibaraki Pref.

GUIDE
As you face the Kasama train station, take the last street loading left until you reach an ENEOS gas station; then turn right.
Continue across the train tracks until you come to a small store on the left, Turn left and continue until you see the route is making a hairpin curve to the right.
Then make a right turn and climb a gentle slope.
The Fukuda kiln is on the left. If you’re driving a car, it will take about 7 minutes to reach there from the Tomobe I.C. on the Joban highway.

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