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updated thu 6 apr 06


Brian Haviland on wed 5 apr 06

potter/ceramics teacher


Where are you going to fly into. Nagoya, Tokyo ??? If in Nagoya there is a
town close by
called Tokaname city. There are many old kilns to walk through and many
potters to visit
with. The main attraction is the potters path. It is a marked path that
takes you to all the
old kilns and right to the front doors of many potteries. When i visited
there I walked in two
very old climbing kilns and visited with 5 potters. It takes a FULL day to
do it right so make
sure you plan for

You can go to the above address and see pics I took while i visited
Tokaname last
march. You can also google Tokaname potters path and get more information.
Also go to
travel japan and look around starting at main cities and go from there.
Good luck.

Brian Haviland

At 05:06 PM 3/31/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>I teach advanced ceramics at a high school with a very strong program in
>hand built ceramics. I am traveling to Japan for about 10 days this summer
>and would like some advice on pottery villages worth visiting. My interest
>is more in hand built ceramics. I am also interested in finding out about
>Japanese brush painting and the possibility of doing a workshop in it, where
>I could learn some simple techniques.
>Are there galleries of contemporary potters work? Are the villages and kiln
>sites easily accessible to tourists? Where would one shop for affordable
>pottery? Do you know of any villages known for their porcelain?
>Do you have a recommendation for a travel agent who may have some knowledge
>about the above?
>I appreciate any advice and guidance I can get.
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