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ITOSHIMA ITOSHIMA TOGEITAIKEN SHIMA KOBO

Enjoying the variety of ceramics made and used here is a highlight of living in Kyushu. But have you ever seen how earthenware is made? Or wanted to try making something by yourself? Two creators, Hiromitsu Fujiwara (Shizuoka) and Kana Imazu (Osaka), recently opened a bright and airy gallery and studio in a renovated building near Kishi Port. There, you can make your porcelain (of nearby Arita fame). Choose from two courses. The first (¥2,800) uses an electric throwing wheel, 1.3 kgs of clay, takes just one hour and you can make one item. In the second course (¥2,400) you’ll form up to two pieces by hand using 1 kg of clay. Naturally staff are there to help you, and once you’re satisfied with your masterpiece they’ll fire it in a very hot kiln, and you can pick it up after 45 days or have it shipped anywhere for an extra free. • 9:30~17:00 • 25 Shima-shinmachi, Itoshima City • Tel.: 092-328-2225 • Only Japanese spoken, but everyone is welcome.

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