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Make your own original pottery in 40 minutes

Pottery Experience(Mori-toki-kan)

Pottery Experience
This pottery establishment, located about  2-minute walk from Kiyomizu Temple, has a history of 120 years. Pottery experiences are held there every day. Participants can create their own original pottery under the gentle instruction of the potters working there, including mugs, plates, tea cups and so on. It takes around 40 minutes from start to finish. English instruction booklets and photographic guides are available, and the instructors are very used to communicating with foreign tourists, so...more anybody can join in the fun with peace of mind and they can feel free to ask any questions.

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The pottery you make in the store can also be shipped overseas! It’s also OK if you want to take it with you instead, and the staff will wrap it up for you.
The shop attached to the workshop
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The Shop Attached To The Workshop
"Kiyomizu-yaki" is a traditional kind of pottery from Kyoto made at the workshop and sold at the attached store, which also sells other accessories featuring Japanese designs. Items of Kiyomizu-yaki are popular as ornaments, too.
The foods available opposite the workshop
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The Foods
Foods that are just perfect for eating while walking as you tour around are available for purchase. Most recommended item is the manju that are made with Kyoto Beef, available for 450 yen each. A must-eat item after your pottery experience.
Make original pottery
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Make Original Pottery
Make your own pottery with clay and a hand-operated potter’s wheel. You can start your creation after receiving a lecture from an instructor. The instructions are written down in a guidebook, so anybody can enjoy making their own marvelous creations.
Get an image in mind beforehand of the kind of pottery you’d like to make
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Get An Image In Mind Beforehand Of The Kind Of Pottery You’d Like To Make
It’s recommended to get a simple idea of what kind of pottery you’d like to make such as a mug, a plate, and the shape of it before you begin. The pottery that are on sale at the shop can be an excellent source of inspiration for your own creation.
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Stay focused when making your pottery. It's a great tip to follow in order to make a nice one.

Taking photos is not allowed in some displayed items. Be sure ask a staff which are permitted for pictures.
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Pottery Experience(Mori-toki-kan)
Categories Cultural Experience
Phone +81 75-561-3457
Address 2-254 kiyomizu,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862
Directions Take the Route 100 or Route 206 bus from Kyoto Station. (Or Take the Route 207 bus from Kawaramachi Station.)
Get off at Kiyomizu-michi or Gojozaka bus stop and walk for about 7 minutes.
Hours Weekday 9am - 5pm
Weekends & National Holidays 9am - 6pm
Reservations Please make a reservation any time up to a day in advance.
*Experiences sometimes available even without reservations.
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes The workshop is often busy on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays during the spring and autumn tourism seasons. Also the workshop is often busy on weekdays during other seasons.
Fee The price varies depending on the amount of clay used to make the pottery.

Clay 600g ¥2,680:It is possible to make a rice bowl or teacup size.
Clay 1kg ¥3,390:It is possible to make a matcha bowl or beer mug size.
Clay 1.4kg ¥4,120:It is possible to make a great work.

*A separate shipping fee to ship the pottery to your home will be assessed.
Overseas shipping takes approximately 60 days.
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Instructions are written in English
Information English
Languages spoken Japanese only
URL http://www.moritoukikan.jp/en/
Pottery Experience(Mori-toki-kan) +81 75-561-3457 The price varies depending on the amount of clay used to make the pottery. Clay 600g ¥2,680:It is possible to make a rice bowl or teacup size. Clay 1kg ¥3,390:It is possible to make a matcha bowl or beer mug size. Clay 1.4kg ¥4,120:It is possible to make a great work. *A separate shipping fee to ship the pottery to your home will be assessed. Overseas shipping takes approximately 60 days. 2/3

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