The Koishiwara district of Toho Village in Fukuoka Prefecture is located inland, surrounded by mountains of 1,000 meters above sea level, and is full of natural vitality.
The Koishiwara area is blessed with soil suitable for pottery and trees to fuel the climbing kilns, and pottery has been produced there for a long time. Koishiwara pottery has established the "yo no bi" (beauty of use), while Takatori pottery has established the world of "kirei-sabi" (cleanliness and simplicity) passing on the style of the seven Enshu kilns to the present.
There are about 50 potteries that follow in the footsteps of these 2 concepts, and they carefully carry on the traditional techniques.
Craftsmanship lives on
There are more than 50 kilns of Koishiwara pottery and Takatori pottery in Koishiwara district. They offer a wide variety of unique potteries, from traditional ones handed down from long ago to modern and playful ones. Why don't you try to find your favorite pottery?Read more
Koishiwara has a history as a Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism) of Mt. Hidehiko, which was revered as the highest sacred mountain in the Chikushi region of Fukuoka Prefecture, and a history as a pottery production area boasting over 350 years of pottery production.Read more
This section introduces the characteristics of Koishiwara pottery and Takatori pottery, showing how the craftsmen carefully create the vessels by hand step by step.Read more
|from Tokyo to Fukuoka:aprrox.1h30m
from Osaka to Fukuoka:aprrox.1h5m
|from Tokyo to Hakata:approx.5h
from Shin-Osaka to Hakata:approx.2h30m