Kutani-yaki Art Museum 石川県九谷焼美術館
Hundreds of years of local porcelain art on display
The Kutani-yaki Art Museum celebrates the history of Kutani ware, Ishikawa’s artfully decorated porcelain. Kutani ware is characterized by bold use of color and elaborate designs.
The museum displays exemplary works of Kutani ware by renowned artists throughout the centuries, accompanied by informative English signage. The design of the museum itself, including its tearoom, garden, and shop, incorporates Kutani tile on many surfaces.
Kutani ware was first made around the 1650s and flourished for about 50 years, but then production ceased. In 1824, a wealthy merchant built a new kiln to revive the art. Kutani ware and its constantly evolving designs have been produced in Ishikawa ever since.
Kutani-yaki Art Museum
Address1-10-13 Daijojijikatamachi, Kaga
Hours9:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Fees560 yen (280 yen for seniors; free for high school students and below)