Pottery making experience

The Fukui Prefectural Pottery Museum is equipped with a workshop providing you with an experience of making your own Echizen pottery pieces. We recommend that you challenge yourself to create your own Echizen pottery piece! (Reservation required for participation in any of the courses)

[ Enquiry ]
To apply for any of the above courses or further information, contact Fukui Prefectural Pottery Museum

Courses Contents
Hand making course 1,200yen including 1kg clay
Acceptance time
Part of morning 9:00AM-10:00AM / Part of afternoon 1:00PM-2:00PM
Painting course 500yen for tea bowl / 800yen for rice bowl
Other options also available
Part of morning 9:00AM-11:00AM / Part of afternoon 1:00PM-3:00PM
Electric potter's wheel course 100yen for 1-hour use of potter's wheel
* Please ask about details.

Bamboo shoot digging,
cooking and eating experience

Known for their high quality, "Hirono","Kadanji","Kashizu" area's bamboo shoots are sweet in taste with little harshness, becoming delicacies for the table in spring. The town organizes a tour of bamboo shoot digging to provide many of you with an experience to dig and eat such delicious bamboo shoots as schedule below. It would be a great experience for you to participate in this tour.

[ Enquiry ]
Omoidena   TEL.0778-32-3545

Period April 29, May 3-5 / 10:00AM
Participation fee 3,000yen per person

Wood kiln firing experience

The village organizes a program to provide you with an experience of using its municipally operated ascending kiln to fire pottery pieces of your own making. The program also includes the holding of an exhibition of your pottery pieces thus completed. The program has recently won popularity, because it lets one realize the real taste of pottery art through a series of operations involved in it.

[ Enquiry ]
Maki-gama (Wood kiln) experience executive committee   TEL.0778-32-2199

process Shaping clay into ware, Placing ware in kiln,Kiln firing,Removing ware from kiln, Exhibition of ware
Period July to October
Participation fee 10,000yen per person
No. of participantsto be accepted about 50


Echizen Pottery Festival

The town organizes its annual event "Echizen Pottery Festival" in May on its last Suturday, Sunday and Monday, attracting approximately 100,000 tourists from inside and outside the prefecture.

The festival features a ceramic ware fair which is very popular every year because it offers Echizen ware articles at prices 30% lower than their market prices. It also prevents various other events such as a bazaar for sale of the town's special products, local performing art performance, musical entertainment and tea party serving tea in a traditional Japanese ceremonial manner.


秋季茶会と陶器フェスタ Echizen Pottery Village
Autumn Festival and Tea Ceremony

On the first Sunday of October every year, the Echizen pottery village holds an "Tea Ceremony" as its annual event, serving tea to visitors using Echizen ware in a traditional Japanese ceremonial manner under an open-air environment. An autumn pottery festival is also held at the same time.