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[Ishikawa / Komatsu City] A clay factory tour where you get to hear a clay prince raised within the production site of Hanasaka wax lyrical on his love for clay.

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  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    6Age ~ 99 Age
  • Duration
    Within 1 hour
Plan description

Clay factory, which is rare even in the production area Among the Kutani ware production areas, there is only a clay factory in Komatsu city that makes clay from the mining of pottery stone. We will observe the process of extracting clay from the Hanasaka pottery stone used for Kutani ware at the Taniguchi ware, one of the rare lands that can be said to be an endangered species, with explanations. At the moment when clay is born from pottery stone, which can be said to be the root of Kutani ware, people who want to see the origin of pottery gather! * For foreign nationals: Information on the day will be in Japanese only.

Clay was made like this! Know how Kutani ware moto is born

Kutani ware is created by crushing a stone called Hanasaka pottery stone and taking out clay. Komatsu is the only production area for Hanasaka pottery stone. I think there are few people who have the opportunity to experience or observe the molding and painting of Kutani ware, but also those who have seen the place where clay is born. In this program, you can learn about the process of making clay, which is the basis of Kutani ware, from Hanasaka pottery stone.

Clay shop perspective. What can you do with the waste soil generated during the soil making process? ??

At Taniguchi Soil Factory, we are looking for a way to utilize the waste soil generated in the soil making process from our own perspective as a clay shop. From 2020, the original container brand HANASAKA will release a series une that uses waste soil as a glaze. Why don't you actually see what kind of future the Taniguchi Soil Factory will draw from the waste soil generated in the process of clay production?

Visit two locations, the Taniguchi Soil Factory and the Serabo Kutani Soil Factory

Taniguchi Soil Mill uses the Kutani Ceramic Laboratory (commonly known as Serabo Kutani) yard diagonally opposite in addition to its own yard to manufacture clay that can be broadly classified into two types. In this program, you can enter the interior of the lumber yard, which is normally only visible through the glass from the Serabo Kutani gallery, and take a closer look at what kind of clay is produced by each process.

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 5 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~10
    About duration
    Within 1 hour
    1 hour
    Operating period 2021/11/12〜2021/11/13
    Assembly time Please come 5 minutes before the trial start time.
    Booking deadline until 11:59 2 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Matters require attention This is a tour of "Ceramic Laboratory Kutani" and "Taniguchi Soil Factory". The inside of the factory is dangerous, so please follow the instructions of the staff.

    Time schedule

    / 13: 00 Tour ① (20 minutes)

    / 13: 00 Tour ① (20 minutes) Enter the machine in the ceramic laboratory, which you can't normally enter, observe the process of removing clay, and then move to the Taniguchi Soil Factory (5-minute walk).

    / 13: 25 Tour ② (20 minutes)

    / 13: 25 Tour ② (20 minutes) Observe the process of grinding clay with a large mill and removing impurities

    / 13: 45 Gallery HANASAKA (10 minutes)

    / 13: 45 Gallery HANASAKA (10 minutes) You can also visit and purchase the gallery of the original brand "HANASAKA" using glaze made from waste soil that was unnecessary.

    Access - Map

    91 Wakasugimachi, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Assembly point

    Kutani Ceramic Laboratory (Serabotani)

    If you arrive by car

    15 minutes from Hokuriku Expressway "Komatsu IC" (parking lot available: free)

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