Seto Sometsuke-yaki (stained pottery)
Seto Sometsuke-yaki dates back to the beginning of the 17th century with its origins in the manufacturing of porcelain in Kyushu. Its soft whiteness and exquisite flowers, birds, insects or scenery painted in dark and light indigo blue are truly striking.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Seto Sometsuke-yaki was highly evaluated at world exhibitions in the early Meiji era and its influence on Art Nouveau gained worldwide recognition in a single bound.
In the “Seto-Gura Ceramics Plaza” located in Seto-shi, you can see most Seto-yaki ceramics available to consumers both in Japan and overseas. At the “Shinano Pottery Center” recommended by the Shinano Pottery Industry Cooperative, you can safely shop for beautiful lamp stands as well as tableware.
Seto-Gura Ceramics Plaza
Address: 1-1, Kurasho-machi, Seto, Aichi, 489-0813
Closed: Irregular (during year-end through the New Year period will be closed)
Access: Approx. 5-minute walk from Owari-Seto Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line
Shinano Pottery Center
Address: 1-126-2, Shinano-cho, Seto, Aichi, 480-1207
Access: Approx. 20 minutes by taxi from Kouzouji Station on the JR Chuo Honsen Line