Sogetsu Ceramic Kiln
The ceramic kiln, surrounded by a rich natural environment, welcomes anyone or any group who wish to have the creative experience of making ikebana containers at a reasonable price.
“Sogetsu Ceramic Kiln and Hiroshi Teshigahara” by Akane Teshigahara
My father, Hiroshi Teshigahara, opened Sogetsu Ceramic Kiln in 1973.
He was engaged not only in ikebana but also in several fields of creative work including painting, movies, pottery, calligraphy, and landscape gardening. Among them, the world of pottery making, I believe, was truly able to release his inner self.
He was always extremely busy in Tokyo, but during his visits to this studio, he immersed himself in working with clay to make containers, regardless of time.
The memories of Hiroshi are still present in every corner of this studio as he loved this space more than anywhere else.
16-20 Ozowara, Nyugun-echizen-cho, Fukui Prefecture 916-0273
30-min. by taxi from Takefu Station of JR Hokuriku Honsen or Shinmei Station of Fukutetsu Line
※When coming by public transport, you will need to take a taxi from Takefu Station, or rent a car.
The 30-minute taxi fare from Takefu Station of JR Hokuriku Honsen or Shinmei Station of Fukutetsu Line is around 5,000 yen.
From Takefu Station of JR Hokuriku Honsen, take Fukutetsu Bus (Takefu Echizen Kaigan Line) to Karei-zaki, and get off at Tougei-mura-guchi (Ceramic Village) The fare is 640 yen. The ceramic studio is a 20-minute walk from the bus stop.
From Shinmei Station of Fukutetsu Line, take Fukutetsu Bus (Seiho Line) to Karei-zaki, and get off at Tougei-mura-guchi (Ceramic Village.)
The fare is 710 yen. The ceramic studio is a 20-minute walk from the bus stop.
By Car (through Expressway)
Around 30-minute drive from Takefu Interchange (from Kyoto and Nagoya areas) and from Sabae Interchange (from Kanazawa area)
Around 50-minute drive on Route 305 from Tsuruga Interchange (from Meishin Expressway and Maiwaka Expressway)
※Echizen Ceramic Village Parking Lot is available.
Guide to Use
Prior reservation is necessary.
Pottery advisers are available to assist your forming containers in this studio. The finished works will be sent to you in about one-and-a -half or two months.
In principle, communication is in Japanese only. Please arrange your interpreter yourself, if need one.
|Half-day use in the morning:||9:00am-12:00pm|
|Half-day use in the afternoon:||1:00-4:00pm|
(weekday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday):
|Half-day use (weekday only):||1,300 yen/person|
|Clay fee:||1,600 yen/kg|
※Consumption tax included.