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Kawai Studio
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Holiday Sundays & public holidays
Business time 10:00~17:00
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● Modern Folk Craft ceramics
Kawai studio was founded by Takeichi Kawai, the nephew of Kanjiro Kawai, a prominent potter and key figure of Mingei movement. Pottery created here is both functional and decorative, keeping Mingei philosophy alive. Raised in Kawai family, the actual 3rd-generation Master potter Akiteru Kawai is the heir of the folk craft tradition. Usually, Kyoto pottery is produced by the division of labour, but in order to maintain the uniform style of his works, Akiteru handles all the steps of pottery making himself. Crafting a vast range of pottery from tea bowls to tableware and flower vases, he is passing down the heritage of Japanese folk craft to the future generations.

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Price ¥5,000~¥500,000
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[040-01]Atelier visit & a cup of matcha tea 詳細表示

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Enter the world of a young folk craft potter

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Price:
4,400yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[040-02]Atelier visit, potter's wheel experience & a cup of matcha tea 詳細表示

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Enter the world of a young folk craft potter

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
In case of 3 or more participants, the time required for the experience can become longer.
Price:
8,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Craftsman profile

Akiteru Kawai

Akiteru Kawai

Profile

1975 Born as the eldest son of Tooru Kawai and as a grandson of Takeichi Kawai
1995 Graduated from the Faculty of Ceramic Moulding of Kyoto Prefectural Technical College of Ceramics
1996 Completed the postgraduate course of Kyoto Prefectural Technical College of Ceramics
2000 Studied under his father, Tooru Kawai

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