Hokkokugama, Nagahama

Nagahama is the city where you can feel both modern and nostalgic atmosphere, bringing you the imagination of the future.
Why don’t you leave the memory of this wonderful city with making pottery?
Hokkokugama pottery studio, in Kurokabe 24th building, is appropriate place where you can make original item and memory.
Either a couple, family or group, anyone can enjoy pottery making.
It takes just 3 min. walk from Nagahama station.

※ Open hours ※

Due to the situation of COVID19, we open the studio on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November.  Sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

If you have any question, feel free to contact through e-mail below.

               

                         店主敬白

We take the countermeasures for viral infection below so that you will enjoy pottery making safely.

【Notice for customers】

1.When you arrive at Hokkokugama, plese sterilize your fingers and keep your facial mask while you stay in the facility.

2.In some circumstances, we may limit the numbers of people to enter the facility.

3.If you have classical symptoms of a cold, please refrain from visiting our facility.

4.It takes 2 months when the pottery items arrive you.  Sorry for this inconvenience.

5.All staff always wear facial masks to avoid infection.

6.We do sterilize our facility and also ventilate frequently.

7.Staff do wash and sterilize their hands and gargle on a regular basis.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Pottery making with hand-powered potter’s wheel
starting at00/30 at every hour except 12:00/12:30

Regular plan

Beginners are welcome. Recommended for couples and families.

required time 60-90min.

This is basic plan of pottery making with hand-powered potter’s wheel.  You can make one item, such and rice bowl, cup, or dish.

Price Over 13 years old 1600yen (+tax)
Under 12 years old 1100yen (+tax)

Easy plan


If you want to enjoy pottery making quickly, this is good for you.

required time 30min
If you don’t have much time to make pottery, here you can enjoy pottery making quickly.  You can make one small item such as a small dish and sake cup.
Proce 1100yen (+tax)

Extended plan (advanced skill)

required time 60min~
Extended plan includes more clay than regular plan. You can make a big pottery or several items, (5items at most) so you fully enjoy making pottery experience.
Price 3300yen (+tax)

Attendant seating charge

There is additional charge for the seats if you don’t make pottery due to the limitation of the seats. Thank you for your understanding. 300yen (+tax) for one attendant seat

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Pottery making with electrically- powered potter’s wheel
Starting at 15/45 every hour except 12:15/12:45

Easy plan
Beginners are welcome. Recommended for couples and families.

required time 20-40min.
If you are interested in making pottery with electrically-powered potter’s wheel, we recommend this Easy plan. Instructors will help you when you need it. You can make one item, such as a rice bowl, cup or bowl.
Price 2200yen(+tax)

Regular plan
Beginners are welcome. Recommended for couples and families.

Required time 60min
If you want to challenge pottery making more? With this regular plan, you can make a big pottery or several items such as coffee cup, big bowl, and dish (3items at most). Making a big pottery may be difficult, but it is good to try!
Price 4400yen (+tax)

Attendant seating charge

There is additional charge for the seats if you don’t make pottery due to the limitation of the seats.  Thank you for your understanding.  300yen (+tax) for one attendant seat.

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Delivery time/  Ceramic painting  approx.. 1 month
Pottery making   approx.. 45days to 60days in general

Wrapping and shipping charge is not included in above price.  Please ask about the charge if you want us to ship items to you.

Customer’s Voice

This was my first time to make pottery.  I challenged electrically-powered potter’s wheel.  Instructors were kind and helping me a lot so that I enjoyed making pottery a lot.  I am lokking forward to seeing my pottery items. I want to do it again.  Thank you for a great time.

I wanted to try pottery making for a long.  My children, 16 year-old girl and 14 year-old boy, were very good at making pottery, but I was not good at it.  We were so into it and forgot about a time.   My wife and another daughter of mine enjoyed looking at us struggling with clay.  We also enjoyed walking around Nagahama city.  Next time, I will challenge to make 3 items at once.

I have visited Nagahama several times and I tried glassblowing at Kurokabe. Although I have experienced pottery making with hand-powered potter’s wheel before, this was my first time with electrically-powered one. Instructors taught me how to make kindly, so I could make a good pottery.  I am looking forward to it.  I made tea bowl and my husband made drinking cup.  Both of us enjoyed the time together.

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Other plans

Ceramic painting starts at 00/30 every hour except 12:00/12:30.

If you want to enjoy pottery making quickly, ceramic painting may be a good choice.  You can draw pictures on a tea cup, a rice bowl and a dish.  It takes 30-60min.

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Item and price list

time 30-60min.
Item and price list Dish with diameter 12cm  700yen (+tax)
Tea cup 750yen (+tax)
Rice bowl  800yen (+tax)
Mug  800yen (+tax)
Juice cup  900yen (+tax)
Dish#6  1200yen (+tax)
Delivery time approx. 1 month

Wedding gift plan (mush be reserved)

You can make 4 pottery items for your wedding gift.  Each of you makes 2 items for your parents.

Even if you are a beginner, don’t worry.  Our instructors help you to make a special wedding gift.  If you don’t have enough time before your wedding, let us know.  We try to meet your needs as much as we can.

This plan includes 2 items each (total 4 items), a gift box, color request, and shipment charge.

10000yen

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Instruction time/ between 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Ceramic painting & with hand-powered potter’s wheel/ starting at 00/30 every hour
With electrically-powered potter’s wheel/ starting at 15/45 every hour
There is no instruction form 12:00~12:59.

Ceramic painting and with hand-powered potter’s wheel/ max. seating capacity is 140.  If you are more than 140, please contact us.

Electrically-powered potter’s wheel/ max. seating capacity is 6.  If you are more than 6, let us know, it is possible to adjust.

The price above is for a person.  No one can share the plan.

Delivery time for pottery making is about a month and a half to 2 months.

Delivery time for ceramic painting is about a month.  If you are in a hurry, please let us know.

Attendant seating charge is 300yen (+tax) if you don’t make pottery but want to keep a seat for yourself.

Reservation and contact

Hokkokugama
TEL:+81-749-68-2680・FAX:+81-749-68-2681

Access to Hokkokugama

Pottery Studio Hokkokugama, Kurokabe Square 24th building, Nagahama

About 5min. walk from JR Nagahama station

About 10min. by car from Nagahama I.C.

There is no free parking space.  Please use toll parking lot.

at Hokkokugama, Nagahama

〒526-0059
Monohama-cho, Nagahama-shi, Shiga

TEL.+81-749-68-2680
FAX.0749-68-2681

1 day pottery lesson 9:00a.m. ~ 5:00p.m. (last admission 4:30p.m.)
Thursday and new year’s holidays (big group reservation would be excluded)

Parking/ See a toll parking lot
Googlemap/Nagahama

at Mizugukiyaki Togei no Sato, Omihachiman

〒523-0807
Nakanosho-cho 620 Omihachiman-shi, Shiga

TEL.+81-748-33-1345
FAX.0748-32-7607
1 day pottery lesson 9:30a.m. ~ 5:00p.m. (last admission 4:30p.m.)
Café and restaurant 11:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m. (last order 1:30p.m.)
Close  Wednesday and new year’s holidays (big group reservation would be excluded)

Free Parking space for 30 cars
Googlemap/Omihachiman-shi

at Hokkokugama, Nagahama

〒526-0059
Monohama-cho, Nagahama-shi, Shiga

TEL.+81-749-68-2680
FAX.0749-68-2681

1 day pottery lesson 9:30a.m. ~ 5:00p.m. (last admission 4:30p.m.)
Thursday and new year’s holidays (big group reservation would be excluded)

Parking/ See a toll parking lot
Googlemap/Nagahama

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