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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Admission to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
Kouraku Kiln tour
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.
This activity has two available start times: 10:00 and 13:00
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
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