Arts Centre in Bizen


Kibido is a kiln and gallery-shop run by the Kimura family, one of the six original families granted official permission in the early 1600s to produce pottery in the Bizen region. Here it's possible to take a free t…
Ruins in Bizen


Tempogama is a large kiln ruin (c 1832) a short walk up a lane leading off the main street of shops and galleries in Imbe. The kiln is fenced off for protection. Look for the red iron roofing.
Shinto Shrine in Bizen


This understated, pretty wooden shrine sits among the trees and bamboo groves of the hills behind the ceramic-producing town of Imbe, in the Bizen region.
Shinto Shrine in Bizen


This simple shrine in a leafy setting in the town of Imbe is decorated with Bizen-yaki (Bizen pottery) figures of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. To get there, exit the station and take the road opposite to the e…
Museum in Bizen

Okayama Prefectural Bizen Ceramics Art Museum

This ceramics-focused museum in Imbe exhibits pieces from the Muromachi (1333–1568) and Momoyama (1568–1600) periods, plus work by several modern artists who have been designated 'Living National Treasures'.
Gallery in Bizen

Friends of Bizen-yaki Ceramics Society

Gallery and shop on the 2nd floor of the Imbe station building, displaying a wide range of ceramics by contemporary potters.