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Mugenan Pottery Workshop 夢幻庵 備前焼工房

Learn the art of Bizen pottery making

Mugenan Pottery Workshop provides pottery making workshops in the art and technique of Bizen ceramics, a type of ceramic characterized by its simple beauty. Take an hour-long workshop and learn the basics of production from master artisans.

How to Get There

Mugenan Pottery Workshop is a 20-minute walk from JR Imbe Station.

Take the Ako Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Imbe Station. The journey takes about one hour.

Shaping clay

Located in the gorgeous green hills of Bizen City , this rustic atelier will charm you with its earth tones and the smell of clay, wood and brick. The view from the main building opens up to a splendid landscape of mountains and trees.

The workspace is spacious, well-organized and modern with all the equipment and materials needed close at hand. Beginners are welcome at this atelier, where instructors teach the basics of shaping clay using an electric lathe. You'll be able to make an original piece of your own.

If you are a collector, you'll find excellent pieces for sale, from vessels and plates for daily use to decorative art objects. Visit the Bizen Pottery Museum , a short distance away, to see more examples and learn about the history of this 1,000-year-old tradition.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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