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Karatsu wares

Karatsu wares have more than 400 years of history. Currently there are more than 70 kilns scattered around Karatsu city, producing various works, mixing ancestral art and the modern sensitivity Of artists today. Enjoy Karatsu wares which will add a special charm, when used in your daily life.

■You can purchase Karatsu wares here

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Art Ceramic Shop - Ichibankan 1F / Gallery Ichibankan 2F

Selected Karatsu wares and Arita wares, such as works Of Tarouemon Nakazato, Karatsu's great potter, and others can be seen in "Art Ceramic Shop — Ichibankan" on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor, "Gallery Ichibankan" introduces modern ceramics, holding private exhibitions or rotating exhibits with the concept Of "daily luxury".

■Karatsu Choko Bar

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Savor Karatsu's sake and dishes with Karatsu wares recommended by Ichibankan. Open every Saturday.



Art Ceramic Shop - Ichibankan/ GALLERY Ichibankan

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  • I heard that Saga is famous for ceramics. I would like to buy some as souvenirs.

    佐賀はやきものが有名って聞いたよ。お土産に買って帰りたいな。

    • There are so many kilns making Imari-Arita wares and Karatsu wares and so on. It's fun to visit the different kilns and find your favorite ones, since the ceramics are so different at each one. You can also enjoy pottery tours or even paint your own at some kilns.

      やきものは、伊万里•有田焼や唐津焼などがあって、とてもたくさんの窯元があるよ。やきものはひとつひとつ違うし、窯元の見学や自分で絵付けの体験を出来る所もあるから、実際に窯元を回ってみて好きなものを見つけるのもおススメ。

    • If you would like to see various kinds of ceramics, you can visit Arita Toji no Sato Plaza. There you can find "the Ultimate Ramen Bowl", which is getting quite popular! Ichibankan in Karatsu is another good place to see and purchase choice ceramics, mainly Karatsu wares.

      いろいろな種類を一度に見たいなら、有田陶磁の里プラザに行くと、たくさんのやきものが揃っているよ。中でも「究極のラーメン鉢」は人気商品!そして唐津の一番舘では唐津焼を中心にこだわりのやきものを販売しているよ。

  • Can you tell me more about Imari-Arita wares and Karatsu wares?

    伊万里•有田焼と唐津焼、それぞれどんなやきものなの?

    • Imari-Arita wares typically feature white porcelain with bright red figures and drawings. There is a wide variety from works of art to daily items. On the other hand, Karatsu wares utilize the characteristics of soil to give you a warm feeling, and have been used as daily necessities. With more than 400 long years of history, these ceramics are one of Saga's great traditional crafts.

      伊万里•有田焼は、透き通るように白い磁肌と華やかな赤絵が特徴。日用品から美術品まで幅広く親しまれているよ。それに対して、より日々の生活の中で使われてきたのが唐津焼。土の特性を活かした温もりを感じるやきものだよ。どちらも400年をこえる歴史があって、佐賀が誇る伝統工芸のひとつなんだ。

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