Hagi-jō Kiln

Western Honshū

Hagi-yaki (Hagi ceramic ware) is noted for its fine glazes and delicate pastel colours, and connoisseurs of Japanese ceramics rank it as some of the best. At a number of shops and kilns, including this one within the walls of the old castle ruins, you can see hagi-yaki being made and browse the finished products.

The tourist office has a complete list of kilns in the area.

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