Visit traditional craft workshops and craftworkers in Kyushu - 2 DAYS
2-day trip to see traditional crafts passed down through the ages including Arita ware with a 400-year-history in Northern Kyushu
Hasami & Arita
Yame & Hirokawa
Day 1：Fukuoka - Hasami - Arita
Find your favorite pottery
[Tenjin, Hakata sta. or Fukuoka airport]-----[Hasami Ware in Hasami-cho, Nagasaki]-----[Arita ware in Arita-cho, Saga]-----[Stay in Arita-cho, Saga] ::::: Departure from Fukuoka to Hasami-cho, Nagasaki. Visit pottery shops and ateliers selling 'Hasami Ware', which people has been using in daily lives. 'Nishinohara' is also fun to visit, where unique shops are open in renovated former pottery factory. Moving to Arita-cho, Saga, located next to Hasami-cho. Arita-cho is famous for gorgeous colored 'Arata Ware'. Find your favorite ones from a variety of ateliers and shops. Having dinner with Arita wares at 'arita huis' and visit Mifuneyama Rakuen's mystrious light up at night.
Meet traditional crafts as everyday things in South of Fukuoka
[Arita-cho, Saga] -----[Kurume Kasuri textile in Hirokawa-machi, Fukuoka] ----- [Yame Washi (Japanese paper), Japanese Knives and Yame tea in Yame-shi, Fukuoka] -----<-GOAL> [Fukuoka city] ::::: Visit the studio of cotton textile 'Kurume Kasuri' having been loved in people's lives from 1800s. Nowadays it is not only traditional indigo dye but a variety of colors and patterns, and widely used for interior and fashion. Several traditional crafts passed down in Yame, where old town remains. Find a handmade Japanese paper and sharp knives, and also try flavorful Yame tea including expensive Gyokuro tea. Back to Fukuoka city and learn about 'Hakata Dolls' and 'Hakata-ori textile'.