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  • Eastern Area

Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko

The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art features works by the late Mr. Shoji Hamada, who was a designated Living National Treasure, as well as works by other ceramists associated with the town of Mashiko.

On the same site, there are also the Sasajima Kihei Hall, which has permanent exhibitions of works by the printmaker Kihei Sasajima, who studied under Shiko Munakata, and the Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence, which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world as part of an international exchange program.

Shoji Hamada's House, which has been designated as a Cultural Property by the town of Mashiko, includes a reconstruction of the climbing kiln that Mr. Hamada used.

You can also pick a cup you like and enjoy tea or coffee at salon located on the premises of the museum.
There is also a museum shop in the salon where you can buy Mashiko pottery and more.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 3021 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0285-72-7555
Website http://www.mashiko-museum.jp/en/index.html
Business Hours 〔Feb.–Oct.〕9:30am – 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)〔Nov.–Jan.〕9:30am – 4:00pm (last entry at 3:30pm)
Days Closed for Business Mondays (except on national holidays, in which case, the following Tuesday is closed)Other exceptions:The Museum will be OPEN on November 5, 2020.The Museum will be CLOSED on November 6, 2020.December 25, 2020–January 1, 2021
Price 〔General〕 600yen, 〔Over 65/Elementary and Junior High School Students〕 300yen〔Children (ages 5 and under)〕 FREE
Map Code 39 177 447*56

Eastern Area

The eastern area is famous for its abundant flowers and traditional Mashiko pottery. Seasonal charms welcome tourists throughout the year with flowers such as cherry blossoms and wisterias in spring and some of the nation’s most beautiful autumn foliage.

Seasons in Tochigi