Bizen Pottery Museum 備前市立備前焼ミュージアム
Everything about Bizen pottery, and workshops where you can throw a pot
The Bizen Pottery Museum has three floors dedicated to showing you the finest in the well-known style of ceramic ware, including the third floor, which pays tribute to the work of artisans who have received National Treasure status.
The fourth floor features the contemporary work of many of the potters who are active in the community.
The Bizen Pottery Festival is held annually in the museum
The Potter's District is near Imbe Station
How to Get There
Take the JR Ako Line from Okayama Station to Imbe Station. The museum is next to Imbe Station.
Take part in workshops on Bizen pottery making and learn about the millennium of history behind this craft. The museum holds significant artifacts related to the development of this pottery style that requires stockpiles of reddish-brown clay and a steady supply of wood to fire the kilns.
The museum also hosts an annual pottery festival on the third Sunday of October. Meet local artisans and have a look at some excellent examples of this ancient craft.