Hasami Ceramics Park Nagasaki is a great location to start your day and pursue all things ceramic and porcelain. Hasami is a town with a population of 15 000 citizens and is surrounded by mountains and rolling hills of greenery. Although it is very popular with the tourists it has still been able to maintain its rich history and strike a balance between traditional life and achieving a certain amount of modernism.
Hasami town has kept its tradition of producing daily-use ceramics for over four hundred years. To date, Hasami ceramics have 13% of the domestic market share in ceramics for everyday use in Japan. The Ceramics Park, which was coordinated by the legendary ceramic designer Masahiro Mori is definitely one of the highlights of the entire region. The park is extremely well laid out, has an easy walking course and allows for many amazing photos.
I was able to gain a lot of knowledge during my visit to the Hasami Ceramics Park not because of any signs posted in English but because everything is well organized and simple to process the information. I never knew that there so many types of kilns that existed and for one it was a great lesson in the history of pottery making in Japan and all over the world.
Anyone interested in pottery will absolutely enjoy the Hasami Ceramics Park, lots of history and information to be obtained.
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Lots of kilns to see and touch
The bottle kilns are impressive
A cut away version of the kilns
Lots to see and do
Even the retaining wall is full of ceramics
The name says it all!
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