Miraku Kiln Guide

Miraku Kiln Guide Miraku Kiln Guide
Miraku Kiln Museum
  • Access
    1-26-62 Takatori, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed
    Sundays and public holidays
  • Tel.
    +81 92-821-0457
  • 1F
    Showroom & Sales, Ceramics Classroom
  • 2F
    Historical Works Exhibition Space,
    “Seijakkyo” Tea Room
Climbing Kiln Climbing Kiln
Climbing Kiln
The foundation of the old climbing kiln that remains at Miraku Kiln was built in the 1700s. It was in this kiln that many successive generations of Miraku Masters fired their works right up until the late Showa period.
Due to a fire prevention regulation resulting from the urbanization of the surrounding area, the climbing kiln is no longer used. Nevertheless, the kiln is lovingly preserved as a cultural legacy and an important element of the history and tradition of Takitori ware.
“Rankoan” Tea House “Rankoan” Tea House
“Rankoan” Tea House
This tea house was constructed in the post-World War II period by Yoshitaro Kamei, the grandfather of Miraku Kamei XV, utilizing scrap wood, since procuring materials was difficult at this time. Typical of Yoshitaro, who declined to inherit the Miraku title, preferring to dedicate himself to the paths of calligraphy and tea, the tea house is very artistically designed. A highlight of the room is the alcove pillar (tokobashira). It is said that the alcove pillar was originally one of pillars of the old main entrance archway (torii) of Hakozaki-gu Shrine, where Toyotomi Hideyoshi once held a tea party. The authenticity of the pillar was confirmed by the chief priest of the shrine. The tea house is normally closed, but in December each year when Miraka Kiln opens to the public, visitors can attend tea ceremonies and inspect the tea house.

Pottery classes

All teaching is done by Miraku Kamei XV.
To apply for a class, please contact the course venue directly, as explained below.
*Please note that credit/debit card payments for pottery class fees cannot be accepted.
  • ■ Momochi Palace Culture Center

    Every Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • ■ Iwataya Community College

    Takatori Ware Pottery Classroom with Miraku Kamei — “The Joy of Clay” Every Tuesday: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • ■ Asahi Culture Center

    Ceramic Art with Miraku — Takatori Ware Miraku Kiln
    Every Monday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

  • ■ Itoraku Pottery Class (Farm Park Itokoku)

    Takitori Ware Miraku Kiln
    Every Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 3 courses per year, 6 days per course

  • ■ Nishinippon Shimbun TNC Culture Circle, Tenjin Classroom

    Introduction to Kuroda Domain Kilns and Takatori Ware
    Every Saturday: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Where: Takatori Ware Miraku Kiln