Be part of our Art residence program and book your stay on our Airbnb page

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At your service, a studio with Four Pottery wheels, working tables, Slab Roller machine , Tatami resting area and a kitchen (for coffee and tea time)…etc.

The factory, with its facilities including equipments and machines , namely:

Jolly-Jigger process machines

High pressure mold machines

Mold maker

Standard Glazes

Under Glaze and over glaze paint material

Biscuit fire Kiln

High Temperature reduction kiln

Over glaze and decal fire kiln


its CEO (Mr Tokunaga Takanobu) and  the workers with their profound knowledge about the production process and the right techniques, their good nature, friendliness and guidance are at your service as well.

Forget about the language barrier, our Art Residence coordinator, facilitator and mentor Mr Sebastiao Pimenta is a linguistic person speaking more than 5 languages ∞ and can teach you almost everything you need about Porcelain and Ceramics.

Accommodation: Kouraku Kiln Art Residence program in Arita – Guest House

The Guest House (Residence) is in a separate, self-contained building, adjacent to the studio and an annex of the Kouraku Kiln…confortable with the daily necessities and very convenient.
It consists of:
☞ Single and double rooms are Japanese style with single bed and/or futon.

☞ Shared, full-service kitchen, dining area, and lounge are always available.

☞ Shared, private toilets and furo and shared washroom are available at all times.

☞ A washing machine is available for use at any time.

☞ Complimentary Internet service is available in your rooms, in the lounge area and at the studio.


Nearby the Guesthouse you’ll find:

➟ Fish market about 5 minutes

➟ Supermarket about 10 and 15 minutes

➟ Liquor store about 10 minutes

➟ Train station about 20 minutes

➟ Genemon Kiln – a traditional Arita Ware Kiln 5 minutes

➟ Shin Gama Kiln – a traditional and contemporary under glaze in blue and white paint Arita Ware

Payment arrangement of the Art residence program

Residency price per 1 person for one month: 200.000 ¥   (~ $2,000 USD)

  • Advance, refundable payment of 10% of total tour cost due within seven days of receiving a tentative confirmation.
  • Full payment 30 days prior to the tour start date.
  • Payments accepted:  Paypal, Credit Card, Bank transfer, International money order
  • Cancellation fee:
    – 30 days to 15 days prior to the tour start date: 30% of the tour price
    – 14 days to 1 day prior to the tour start date: 50% of the tour price
    – Cancellation on the tour start date: 100% of the tour price (No refunds)
Included in the price Not included in the price
  • 29 nights of Accommodation on site
  • 84 pounds (40kg) of high quality porcelain clay plus glazes
  • Use of facility and tools
  • Firing fees
  • All instruction
  • Meals – full-service kitchen facilities available on site
  • Laundry – washing machine available on site
  • Local tourism guides as desired


(Contact us for further details)