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[Kawara Museum of Takahama City, a Hometown of Ceramics]
Japan's only kawara (roof tile) art museum
Located in Takahama City, the production heartland of Sanshu Kawara, Takahama Kawara Museum is Japan's only kawara-themed art museum. The museum holds exhibitions of diverse genre, from roof tiles to archeology, history, art, and subculture. It also aims to be a place where a diversity of people and things gather together, outside the frame of an art museum, under the motto "Art Museum with Everyone". In the permanent exhibition, you can see onigawara (decorative roof tile end caps for warding off evils) that demonstrate the astounding skill of the master craftsmen known as "Oni-shi", as well as environmentally-friendly tiles used in the present day. You can also learn the secrets of economical and safe tiles and more about the profound world of roof tiles. In addition, the museum holds hands-on pottery and painting workshops in Pottery School and Painting Experience on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, when the museum is open. (Capacity of 20 persons, additional fee required.) You can not only admire art, but also have fun with hands-on experiences in this art museum.
|Posted photos||Main "Art Museum with Everyone", where a diversity of people and things gather together
Three photos Upper left A highly artistic Kimen-mon Onigawara, a roof tile end cap carved in the shape of an ogre, created by an Oni-shi in the Edo period, upper right The pottery and painting workshops, where you can enjoy a casual hands-on experience or pursue pottery in a more serious manner, lower The pottery and painting workshops are held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, when the museum is open
|Address||Aoki-cho 9-6-18, Takahama City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-566-52-3366 (English available)|
|Opening hours||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time)
Pottery and painting workshops
Morning session: 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, when the museum is open. (Workshops are not held in December and January.)
|Holidays||Every Monday and Tuesday (The following weekday if Monday is a holiday), 27th December to 3rd January|
|Admission fee||・Permanent exhibition Free
Adults (senior high school age and over) 200 yen
Children (junior high school age and under) Free
* For special exhibitions, the fee varies depending on the contents of the exhibition. Free of charge for children (junior high school age and under).
● Pottery workshop (1 kg of clay provided)
Adults (senior high school age and over) 1,500 yen
Children (junior high school age and under) 800 yen
● Painting workshop (Cup or plate)
Adults (senior high school age and over) 800 yen
Children (junior high school age and under) 500 yen
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes, alight at "Kariya Station". Take the Meitetsu Mikawa Line for approx. 13 minutes, alight at "Takahama-Minato Station", and walk for approx. 10 minutes.|
|* For the pottery and painting workshops, although same-day applications are possible, advance reservations are recommended.
* It takes approx. two and a half months for a pottery piece to be completed and approx. one month for a painting piece.
updated on Sep 30, 2018
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