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You can try to make a Raku tea bowl using the same method as Raku ware artisans. First you will use hand-kneading technique, then let the clay to rest for about an hour, and then you can finish your bowl by using a special kanna knife to trim it into the desired shape and create your own masterpiece.
It is more then just a pottery-making experience, you will learn about Japanese tea culture. Raku tea bowls are soft glazed ceramics that are formed by a method called “tezukune” (hand kneading) without using a potter‘s wheel and fired at 750°C – 1,100°C. There key features are the slight distortion and thick shape due to hand-kneading, reflecting the tastes of tea masters such as Senno Rikyu.


Recommended for couples, families, students, girl groups and for those who wants to connect with a local people


① 13:00    Meet up
➁ 13:00 – 14:30 Start kneading and creating the shape of your bowl
③ 15:00    Break time with a small tea ceremony
④ 15:00    Finishing your work
⑤ 15:00    Dismiss

* Duration: 3.5 hours
*After drying, craftsmen will apply a glaze and send your tea bowl to you.

★ Meeting/Dismissing Place:

Address: 2-4 Dougatani Kamihara, Higashibetsuin-cho, Kameoka, Kyoto

Implementation Period

Upon customer request


  • Tour will be held rain or shine
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes (hiking shoes recommended).
  • Things to bring: Drinks


Per pax : Adult 43,000 JPY

* Included: Tax, Experience Fee, Production Fee, Shipping Fee
* Excluded: Interpreter

Weather Conditions

Please note that the tour may be cancelled due to the bad weather and the decision will be made by noon two days prior to the tour.


* Cancellation Policy : 7-2 days prior: 30% / Before the start time: 50% / After the tour start time 100%
* Language : Japanese (Interpreter is needed)
* Minimum Number of Participants : 2 pax
* Maximum Number of Participants : 20 pax
* Requirements: Age 13 years old or older
* Advance booking on request basis (3 business days in advance)

Facility Information

Facility Name: Shorakugama
Website: https://shorakugama.com/en/
Address: 2-4 Dougatani Kamihara, Higashibetsuin-cho, Kameoka, Kyoto
Business hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Credit Card Payment: Available (VISA、Master、AMEX、Diners、JCB)