Get your hands dirty whilst learning some of the techniques of Japanese 'yakimomo' pottery.
Japanese yakimono (pottery) is well known around the world for its high quality and distinctive styles. InsideJapan can arrange a hands-on pottery experience at a well-known Kyoto pottery studio for those would really like to get to grips with this art form.
Expert staff who speak a little English will guide you through the making of a pot on a traditional wheel. First you'll learn how to slap the clay, then turn the wheel to mould a cup shape with your hands. After mastering the basic techniques there are a number of different shapes and designs for you to try. Overalls and materials will be provided, and the studio can arrange to fire your work in a kiln, glaze it and have it shipped to you for an additional fee.
For those who would like a more advanced experience, please ask your travel consultant and we will make arrangements for you to have a private lesson with a local artisan.
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