Pottery and ceramics are one of humanity’s most ancient art forms practiced all around the globe. Even this small corner of Japan boasts a long and rich History in pottery and ceramic-making and is especially famous for the earthy Bizen pottery and the elegant Sue pottery. Established where ancient kilns and relics were once found, Sabukaze museum is a great place to learn more about this traditional Japanese art-form as well as the local history. With several exhibitions held throughout the year, visitors can admire their complex beauty and even purchase some as a souvenir.
For those who want to become more familiar with Bizen or Sue pottery-making and who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty, visitors can sign up for a pottery class and try their hand at creating anything they fancy, whether it is a simple cup, a vase, a tea mug, a sake glass, a candle holder, a rice bowl or even a weirdly shaped unidentifiable thing. Whatever tickles your fancy! For more information about the workshops, please click on this link. Explanations on a the website are available in English and in French!