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KIYOMIZUYAKI no SATO Museum

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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

photoKIYOMIZUYAKI no SATO Museum

KIYOMIZUYAKI no SATO Museum

photoKiyomaro, the Kiyomizu no SATO mascot

Kiyomaro, the Kiyomizu no SATO mascot

Question

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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