Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

The origins of Kanazawa Kutani porcelain can be traced back to 1807, during the rule of the 11th lord of Kaga, Maeda Narinaga, when Aoki Mokubei, a famous potter in Kyoto who had been brought to the clan as a technician, opened the Kasugayama kiln. After Mokubei left Kanazawa, a warrior of the Kaga clan opened the Minzan kiln, and created the first Kutani porcelain. Kanazawa Kutani is characterized by miniature painting, the use of high-viscosity paint, and its unique red colors. The detailed brushwork, required for this works fine characters, gives it a sense of elegance and refinement. Recently, a wide variety of new Kutani products have been created, such as wine glasses with Kutani decoration on their legs and bases.

Kutani Porcelain painting

※Activities vary by shop.


You can draw your own patterns onto the blank surface of plates, mugs or cups. The expert artisans will color your design and fire your work in their kiln. Your completed work can then be sent to you!

Tobo Choju

【Area】Korinbo・Naga-machi

●Porcelain painting (60min.), teacup ¥1,260, plate ¥2,100 etc. Delivery charge is separate

2-4-5, Korinbo, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-221-1822
Open 10:00 -17:00, Closed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month

Kanazawa Kutani Shineido

【Area】No-machi・Tera-machi

●Porcelain painting (60min.), from ¥420 to ¥2,100, Delivery charge is separate

1-2-6, No-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-244-6221
Open 9:00 -17:00, (Winter season until 16:30) Closed-days vary.

Kutani Kosen-gama

【Area】No-machi・Tera-machi

●Porcelain painting (30 - 60min.), from ¥1,050 to ¥5,250, Delivery charge is separate

5-3-3, No-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-241-0902
Open 9:00 - 16:00, (Dec.30 to Jan.3 10:00 - 15:00), Closed on Jan.1

Nomura Uendo

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Porcelain painting (30 - 60min.), from ¥1,050, Delivery charge is separate

2-3, Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-231-5234
Open 9:00 - 18:00, Closed on Thursdays

Hokuto

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Ceramic art (120min.), ¥5,000 + Calcination expenses (Teacup from ¥1,000)

3-2-1, Honda-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-222-0077
Open 10:00 - 20:00, Closed on Sundays and National holidays

Lucizan Ceramic Factory

【Area】Korinbo・Naga-machi

●Porcelain painting (90min.),¥2,000 ●Potter's wheel(90min.) ¥3,000 Delivery charge is separate
 ※The finished product will be ready in a month and a half.

2-6-5, Naga-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-231-4756
Open 12:00 - 22:00, Open all year round

●Reservations required, please call in advance.

Kanazawa Kutani Museum

1-3-16, Naga-machi, Kanazawa (Kaburaki )
Tel +81-76-221-6666 Open 9:00 - 22:00
(Sunday and National holiday 9:00 - 18:00)
Closed-days vary