Testimonial #5

Customer: German/Male/30 German/Female/25 German/Female/30 American/Female/36
Destination: Mino
Duration: 2009/7/25-2009/7/27
Time Schedule Detailed activity
Leave Tokyo for Tajimi Take Nozomi #161 bullet train to Nagoya station and change trains to JR Chuo Honsen line to Tajimi.
12:09 Arrive in Tajimi station Arrive in Tajimi and have Lunch.
13:00 Start Half Day Tour!Visit Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Museum Meet local attendants and visit Ceramic Museum.
14:30 Visit Sakazuki museum Visit a museum collecting sakazuki, sake cups.
15:30 Visit Koubei-Gama Visit a museum of Human National Treasure, and enjoy old Japanese house. You can also see an Anagama.
16:30 Visit Voice of Ceramics Visit a kiln factory and see a lot of kilns such as microwave kilns, electric kilns and gas kilns. Glazes, clays and pottery tool are also available.
17:30 Have special lecture about Shino glaze by a specialist. A glaze specialist gives you a private lecture about Shino glaze, a most popular glaze in Mino.
19:00 Check in Accommodation Enjoy dinner at local restaurant near accommodation.
Breakfast in accommodation Breakfast is available from 7:00
10:00 Making pottery session in Sumiyoshi-Gama Make you own works in Sumiyoshi-Gama. You start from wedging!
12:00 Have a break and lunch Havre sushi lunch with the ceramic master, who gives you instructions during the session.
17:00 Finish the session Complete the session and get back to accommodation
17:15 Arrive in accommodation. Have a slow bath, dinner and relax.(The meal fee will be on customers’ expense)
Breakfast in Hotel Buffet style breakfast is available from 7:00
10:00 Free time You can visit Sumiyoshi-Gama again and do the making session.
15:00 Thank You Get back to Tokyo by “Central Liner” and “Nozomi” #238 bullet train.

Message from our customer:

Whether you are an amateur or a long term pottery professional: explorejapaneseceramics is definitely a fantastic way to get the information you need. The trip to Mino was probably the best I ever had in Japan. (By F.P)Our tour to Mino was one of the best trips I’ve ever had in Japan. And although the tour was already custom tailored according to our interests everything was still very flexible and could be changed on the fly according to the local circumstances. Above that we also had the chance to visit authentic sites and professionals who would probably be impossible to find without the knowledge of explorejapaneseceramics.com” (By S.K)It makes such a difference when you get to know the artists and learn about their creative process in person, and at the spot. This takes the pottery appreciation to a totally different level. (By P.L.Y)

Special Thanks to F.P, S.K, A.B and P.L.Y