Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Maishima Pottery Museum

Naniwazuyaki pottery, using marine clay from Osaka Bay, is promoted at this facility. It has a variety of pottery studios for both beginners and pros.

Osaka used to be called "Naniwa" and is known as the birthplace of sueki pottery, from which many subsequent types of Japanese pottery evolved. Maishima Pottery Village opened in Osaka's manmade island in 1998 for the education and promotion of naniwazuyaki, made from the vast amounts of unwanted marine clay resulting from the construction of Kansai International Airport. The main building has studios with electric and momentum potter's wheels, rooms for preparing clay and glazes, a gallery, a noborigama climbing kiln and an anagama tunnel kiln. There are also studios for visitors to experience Electric Potter’s Wheel,hand-building and painting. There is a wide range of practical courses that can be selected according to purpose. These include the 3-month long "ippan kobo" for beginners, "chukyu kobo" and "kenkyuka" for the intermediary and advanced, and "naniwazu kobo," which is open to professional ceramic artists as well.
Savor drinks, desserts, and light meals served in original pottery at Café Maido, located within the museum.

Basic information

10:00 - 18:00
Mondays, Fridays, New Year holidays *Open on holidays. Open every day the Osaka Maishima Lillies Garden is open.
1-day Workshop for hand forming "Tebineri":JPY2,500 
1-day Work shop for painting pottery "Etsuke":JPY500~JPY1,500 
1-day Workshop for using electric potter's wheel "Dendo Rokuro":JPY3,500 *Additional charge for shipping your work. *Booking required.
35-minute ride by bus route 81 bound for Maishima Sports Island from Nishikujo Station on the JR Loop Line
15-minute ride by Active Bus from Sakurajima Station on the JR Sakurajima Line (Yumesaki Line); transfer to Sakurajima Line from JR Loop Line at Nishikujo Station
〒 554-0042 2-2-98 Hokukoryokuchi, Konohana-ku, Osaka

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