Kyushu travel guide (Japan Guide)

Kyushu travel guide (Japan Guide)

Saga Prefecture Arita & Imari Arita (有田) and Imari (伊万里) are two towns in western Saga Prefecture that are known for pottery. They were the first place in Japan where porcelain was produced about 400 years ago after kaolin - the mineral essential to making porcelain - had been found at a local mountain and craftsmen with the necessary skills had been brought from Korea into the country. The new technology was an extremely valuable resource for the local ruler because porcelain was better and stronger than contemporary pottery and sold very well inside and outside of Japan. The town of Arita and the isolated...
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Art Residence program: May 2016

Art Residence program: May 2016

Every month, we welcome artists from around the world to join our Art Residence program  as we witness  the involvement of their different backgrounds steering them to make utter amazing work. WE STAND FOR DIVERSITY! On May 2016 ,we've got the pleasure to welcome: Artists coming from Australia [wc_row][wc_column size="two-third" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"] [/wc_column][/wc_row] [wc_testimonial by="Dr. Steve Harrison PhD. MA (Hons)" url="https://www.facebook.com/Kouraku.Kiln/photos/a.137489196422431.1073741825.132233913614626/597961757041837/?type=3&theater&notif_t=like&notif_id=1468803701388050" position="left"] "I came to Arita for the first time, 3 years ago, on a brief 1 week visit, to see the town where porcelain was first developed in Japan. I was initially intrigued by the history and my natural interest in porcelain. I made a preliminary visit...
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Kouraku Kiln seen by photographer Thibault Jeanson

Kouraku Kiln seen by photographer Thibault Jeanson

French photographer Thibault Jeanson at Kouraku Kiln Thibault Jeanson and Paule Fattaccioli made it in our Art Residence Program for 20 days. They  are  french artists  and own a ceramics studio in Paris. They came to Arita  to make sure of one the most  important things: the techniques' differences of making porcelain, sailing between the french and the Japanese way. We hope that they had a terrific experience within our Kouraku Kiln site, liked all of our opportunities and  seized our facilities which enabled them to make an interesting work  of modern cups and bowls. Thibault is well seasoned photographer , not...
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Earthbag project

Earthbag project

Earthbag Village project with Japan EarthBag Association Kouraku Kiln has a global eye for different projects. This time around we decided to go for uniqueness. As an extension to our GuestHouse, we'll be working alongside  the JEBA (Japan EarthBag Association) through the appreciated help of Mr Hiroshi Nakano to set up  a Village of Earthbag Houses at our site to welcome our guests and showcase our Artists' work. DID YOU KNOW ? Earthbag construction are made of bags filled with inorganic materials which don't cost much. The building process is quite easy  and can take around 2 weeks of work and the techniques...
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: TEA PARTY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MULTICULTURAL FITNESS COMMUNITY

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: TEA PARTY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MULTICULTURAL FITNESS COMMUNITY

Alice Tea Party at Kouraku Kiln!! Tea Party in collaboration with the Multicultural Fitness Community Can you recall the Tea Party scene in the movie " Alice in Wonderland"? The Multicultural Fitness Community, in collaboration with our crew, has decided to recreate the scene thith the theme of Alice in Wonderland on our grounds, here in Arita and at Kouraku Kiln! By recreating, we engage. Thence,  let your imagination wander free to enter the Earthbag design competition, sketch it, sketch it and bring your most amazing cosplay! We are willing to turn this event into an international Tea party so bring your friends with...
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