You might get to meet the much beloved mascot “Kiyomaro” who resides in Kiyomizuyaki no Sato!

A traditional craft of a city heavily associated with pottery

When potteries left Kyoto in an industry efficiency drive and over concerns about kiln-smoke pollution back in 1962, many of them relocated in Yamashina-ku, in an area now referred to as Kiyomizu-yaki-danchi, which also is home to this museum.
This museum permanently exhibits and showroom-sells handmade ceramic pieces made by studio potters and potteries. The works are all innovatively designed and imbued with fresh sensitivity but underpinned with the rich traditions of Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki that can be traced back to the giants of this craft: Ninsei and Kenzan. The museum also houses the office of the Kiyomizu-yaki-danchi association as well as a studio where visitors can try out pottery, making coil pots or decorate bisque-fired pots (advanced booking required).
What is more, every year in October on the 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a big pottery fair “Kiyomizuyaki no Sato Matsuri” is held in the neighborhood, with more than 100 pottery stalls participating.

photoKyoyaki-Kiyomizuyaki bowls

Kyoyaki-Kiyomizuyaki bowls



photoKiyomaro, the Kiyomizu no SATO mascot

Kiyomaro, the Kiyomizu no SATO mascot


What outfit does “Kiyomaru” the mascot character wear?

Address 10-2 Kawata Kiyomizuyakidanchi-cho, Yamashina-ku
TEL 075-581-6188
FAX 075-593-8120
URL http://www.kiyomizuyaki.or.jp
Hours 9:00 ~ 17:00(10:00 ~ 17:00 on Sat, Sun, Nat Hols)
Closed New Year Hols, Mid Aug
Adm Free, craft taster charged and requires booking
Access A 3-min walk from Kiyomizuyakidanchi Stop of Keihan Bus
Parking Available (Free)

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