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An example of Sue pottery, which requires higher temperatures for firing.

The Source of Japanese Ceramics: The Pottery Kiln

A special exhibition at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum When: Jan 9th - Mar 21st 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum will explore the charm of ancient pottery, with a central focus on pottery kilns. The oldest pottery in Japan dates back to the Kofun period (approximately 300 to 538 AD), and what made this pottery unique was the temperatures required to fire it. Most earthenware requires firing at temperatures of 900 ° C or lower, whereas Sue pottery requires temperatures of 1100 ° C or higher.

Reaching these kinds of temperatures requires the use of full-scale kilns and special techniques, and this form of industrial revolution will be explored at the event. Various pottery pieces will be displayed, along with special lectures on a range of pottery and kiln based topics.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 600 yen.

Getting there

The Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum is located just over 10 minutes on foot from the Tojishiryokan Minami Station, served by the Linimo Line.

For those who are driving to the museum, take the Nagakute IC from the Nagoya Seto Road, and the venue is around a 5 kilometer drive away. Free on-site parking is available for up to 250 vehicles.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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