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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The world is talking about Kouraku Kiln’s Treasure Hunting

The world is talking about Kouraku Kiln’s Treasure Hunting

Blogs are spreading the word about Treasure Hunting tour experience We would like to thank each and every website  who have put a word about our project as they helped us gain more reputation within their communities . A special thanks to spoon-tamago blog which was thevery first to write an article about our project! Here's a glimpse of what they had to say about us! [wc_testimonial by="Johnny Strategy" url="http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2016/03/29/go-treasure-hunting-in-an-arita-porcelain-warehouse-for-just-5000-yen/" position="left"]The Kouraku Kiln was founded in Arita (Saga Prefecture, Japan) in 1865 and has been producing ceramics for the past 150 years. Over that time the facility has accumulated a vast collection of...
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Arita Share Glass project

Arita Share Glass project

For  the 400th anniversary of Arita, Kouraku Kiln has been working on a project with Suntory- Japan to make  Beer glasses for young ladies  to drink beer easily but cheerfully, in all kind of circumstances. The following link depicts more information about this project  which was a subject of crowdfunding and managed to be an undeniable " success". Thence, stay tune to learn about the whereabout of this project! Here are some pictures of the designed cups made by Kouraku Kiln [wc_row][wc_column size="one-half" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"] [/wc_column][/wc_row]...
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Raphaël Olivier – french photographer

Raphaël Olivier – french photographer

Kouraku Kiln was impregnated by the skills of this  french photographer  and world traveler who paid us a visit last year on May, 2015. We would like to invite you to discover his wonderful work at: http://www.raphaelolivier.com/singapore/photographer/asia/about/ This is what he said about us on his blog: [wc_testimonial by="Raphaël Olivier" url="http://www.raphaelolivier.com/blog/photographer/shanghai/china/asia/?tag=Kouraku#show-archive" position="left"] Kouraku porcelain factory, Arita, Japan. This is one of the oldest in the country and now almost completely abandoned. Back in 1865, when the factory started operations, it was a very successful enterprise. At the time, Kouraku was one of the biggest and most modern pottery factories in Japan, employing over 500 persons...
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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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