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Shigaraki that I want to go now: I sense charm of Shigaraki bodily in “Ogama” of the ascending kiln

From the South-East part of Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto City 1 hour Shigaraki area for a moment. Spot to lead the time in speaking of Shigaraki and the image of the Tanuki is strong but unknown Palace tea cafes and morning tradition and State-of-the-art approach has been increasing steadily. In Shigaraki landmark is the hotel’s kiln Cafe and Gallery, such as “Ogama’.

The calm space that can sense original scenery of Shigaraki bodily

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That stands out in the landscape of Shigaraki Pottery josui “Potter’s wheel” to climb a climbing kiln. It became Shigaraki previously was found over 100 kiln was also count in the current era. “Ogama, is made and that”protecting the industrial heritage to posterity, making new history”in 2010,”Meizangama”and Shiga Prefectural University students joined.

The huge ascending kiln which was hardened with soil. I can observe a room and the outskirts that are nine, and the history of Shigaraki and industrial structure, the thought of ancient people are felt close. That I hold a gallery event to introduce a writer or the shop called “Hitotuduri” to from thought that anyone wants you to mention form of the current traditional culture willingly, and there are many people going to visit the fun of contents many times.

In addition, in the cafe provided along, I can taste coffee and tea with the earthenware of “Meizangama” following from about 1600. Like tableware using from old days, a design warm adjusting to a hand nicely is impressive.

Here of Shigaraki “Asamiya-cha(tea)” of serving tea. And I smell and feel elegant full-bodied cup is perfect for walks during break. Staring into the kiln by sight and taste the charm of Shigaraki,.

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Asamiya-cha of tea,300Yen.

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Handmade experience of the earthenware only in the pottery

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The making earthenware experience of “Meizangama” is possible under the theme of manufacturing to snuggle up to in life here. That even the first person is satisfied with the quiet environment where forgets the noise, and is felt the four seasons, the finish by the careful instruction by the experience-rich staff. It is preparation with three including the course where I push the bill to the course representing the picture, a board of the soil to a cup of the staff production from the course that makes form from soil such as hand made Tatara, and a message is put in. In addition, experience it by all means when you went to visit it in families because there are the experience-based free projects of the child for less than primary schoolchild. Because advance reservations are required, confirm a reservation essential point; and from official HP an application.

With family and friends, let’s sense charm of Shigaraki bodily for the five senses this autumn.

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Shop data
Ogama
■ An address: 947, Shigarakichonagano, Kouka-shi, Shiga
■ A telephone: 0748-82-8066
■ Business hours: From 11:00 to 17:00
■ Close: From Tuesday to Thursday※Open on public holidays
■ A parking lot: Available (eight)
■ HP:http://www.meizan.info/ogama/(Ogama)
■ HP:http://www.meizan.info/ (Meizangama)
■ An online shop: http://www.meizan.co.jp/




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