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Add Your Own Unique Design to an Arita Porcelain Coffee Mug

By Voyagin
Price was undefined, price is now $144
Free cancellation available
2h 45m+
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Highlights

  • Create a unique design for a porcelain coffee mug in Arita

  • Try various combinations of transfer printing

  • Visit Kouraku Kiln, where artists from all over the world

  • Receive the guidance of an experienced local potter

  • Have a relaxing coffee break with Arita ware

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    English-speaking guide

  • What's included

    Admission to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum

  • What's included

    Materials

  • What's included

    Coffee

  • What's excluded

    Shipping

  • What's excluded

    Kouraku Kiln tour

Know Before You Book

  • Please pay for shipping in cash on the day; the finished coffee mug will reach your address in 1–2 months after firing one more time

  • During the coffee break you will use a different mug from the one you made

  • Kouraku Kiln also offers a treasure-hunting game (separate fee required), in which you can search for and purchase anything you like from the kiln's huge Arita ware collection (cash only; payment on-site)

  • This activity does not include taxi transportation. If you wish to arrange for taxi transportation, please select the optional add-on.

  • The activity is open to guests aged 7 or older

  • Children aged 0–6 may accompany guests for free

What you can expect

In this casual activity, you will become a designer for a day and decorate your own porcelain coffee mug. Using the simple technique of transfer printing, choose from available patterns to create a design for your coffee mug.

Arita ware is a highly appraised type of Japanese porcelain. At Kouraku Kiln, which often welcomes artists who are interested in Arita ware, you can take part in a fun, easy-to-join activity in English! This modern kiln has developed special porcelain designs.

This is your chance to take home a beautiful porcelain coffee mug that you decorated with transfer printing. Use any combination of paper prints to create an original design, and make your own souvenir of your trip to Arita!

This tour is walkable, and includes a visit to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

Schedule:

This activity has two available start times: 10:00 and 13:00

Morning
10:00 — Meet your guide at Arita Station; head for the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
10:10 — Visit the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
10:55 — Walk to Kouraku Kiln
11:05 — Arrive at Kouraku Kiln for a brief explanation about the kiln and its special program for international artists
11:35 — Choose paper prints and decorate a coffee mug through transfer printing
12:30 — Coffee break with a porcelain coffee mug
12:45 — Tour ends at Arita Station

Afternoon
13:00 — Meet your guide at Arita Station; head for the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
13:10 — Visit the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
13:55 — Walk to Kouraku Kiln
14:05 — Arrive at Kouraku Kiln for a brief explanation about the kiln and its special program for international artists
14:35 — Choose paper prints and decorate the coffee mug through transfer printing
15:30 — Coffee break with a porcelain coffee mug
15:45 — Tour ends at Arita Station

Location

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Activity Location

  • Saga Saga

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Arita Station on the JR Sasebo Line
  • Arita Station on the JR Sasebo Line
  • Arita Saga 844-0026
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