Pottery Painting Experience in the Ancient Kiln Town Seto

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1-3 hours
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 8
Your Experience at a Glance

Let your creativity flow by learning to paint pottery from an artisan in Japan’s most renowned pottery town, Seto. Your painted masterpiece will be a unique souvenir of your time in Japan, created in a beautiful old Japanese pottery art gallery.

Experience Price

Basic Plan 6000 yen/person
Premium Plan 7000 yen/person

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

End Location

Start Time and Duration

Start flexible between 11:00 – 14:00 (1-3 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Basic ★☆☆☆☆
Japanese: Native ★★★★★

Price Includes

  • A choice of pottered items to paint
  • All utensils necessary for the experience
  • A cup of tea (for the Basic plan)
  • A choice of drink and sweets set (for the Premium plan)

Price Excludes

  • Transport to and from the experience
  • Oversized items (cost extra 500 yen)
  • Shipping charges for finished items
  • Optional apron rental

Additional Information

  • Wear clothing that is okay to get dirty
  • This experience is family-friendly
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible
What You'll Do

Seto is one of the most famous places for pottery in Japan, with a long and proud history. 

Nowadays, pottery craftsmen create a wide range of items from the local clay, and each artisan gives their objects a unique design inspired by Japanese and international influences.

At Gallery Moyu, an ever-changing number of artists exhibit and sell their works; first of all, gallery owner Akiko Nomura who decorates tableware with lovely floral patterns in pastel colors.

During this pottery painting experience, Akiko or one of her staff will instruct you in the art of painting pottery.

You can choose between two plans,

The Basic Plan where you will work with nine colors and simple techniques

Or the Premium Plan, where you will be instructed in the entire process of painting pottery using many colors and brush techniques.

After the instructions, you will be left in a quiet and inspiring environment to work on your artwork for as long as you would like, with occasional tips from the artisan.

  • Visit an old Japanese house transformed into a pottery art gallery
  • Paint a piece of tableware using basic or advanced techniques
  • Enjoy a drink and sweet set (only Premium Plan) or a cup of tea in a unique setting
Your Experience Step by Step

Meetingat Gallery Moyu

Meet your host Akiko or one of her staff at Gallery Moyu, a beautiful old Japanese house filled with pottery and other works of art by an ever-changing number of local artists.

FirstChoose the base

Choose the object you want to paint from a wide variety of plates, bowls, and cups in different shapes, colors, and sizes.

SecondLearn the techniques

Observe as your teacher demonstrates the painting techniques.

ThirdPaint your artwork

Start painting your item following the potters instructions and tips. Take as much time as you need to create an artwork you are proud of.

FourthEnjoy refreshments

After you are satisfied with your creation, enjoy a glass of tea (on the Basic Plan) or a unique drink and sweet set (on the Premium Plan). And feel free to have a look around the gallery.

FinallyAfter the Experience

Foreign visitors can pick up their artwork one week to 10 days after the experience or have it shipped anywhere within Japan to a hotel or other kind of address. Worldwide shipping might be possible upon request. Shipping charges are to be paid extra.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host
Akiko Nomura

Akiko Nomura – Gallery Moyu

Gallery Moyu is a 100-year-old folk house gallery produced by Akiko Nomura, a female ceramic artist from Seto where her artwork and that of many other local artists are displayed and sold.

Interesting things such as pottery, glass, woodwork, metalwork, old tools, and retro miscellaneous goods are lined up in a narrow space.

Your Experience in Pictures

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