Seiroku Kiln is the place of five minutes' drive from the Arita station, JR Sasebo Line, and is ten minutes' drive from the Hasamiarita interchange of Nishi Kyushu expressway. The kiln is peaceful atmosphere with very fresh air after getting out of the car. NAKAMURA, Seiroku was born in Hasami-cho, Nagasaki prefecture and started making porcelain with the potter's wheel. He moved to Arita to master the Hakuji 's technique. Seiroku became the instructor in Arita Technical High School at that time, on the other hand he met the first generation potter OKUGAWA, Chuemon who was the Hakuji master. Seiroku observed his techique to learn the potter's wheel and practiced repeatedly. Seiroku Kiln was established at Arita-cho, in 1966. Seiroku was well-known for the potter's wheel master with ambitious working for a long time. He was designated as Saga Prefecture Important Intangible Cultural Asset Ceramics White Porcelain in 1990 with high execellent technique. The beautiful artworks of Hakuji, Washizome, and Sometsuke are displayed with having presence in the exihibition room. They show warmth of hand-making one by one. NAKAMURA, Emiko who is the daughter of Seiroku is the head of the kiln now and is working with her-son Seigo. Tableware made in Seiroku Kiln is provided by Cruise train Seven Stars in Kyushu with high-ends services. (NAKAMURA, Seiroku was eternal sleep in 2011.)
Address : 1101 Nanbaru-ko, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga 844-0027 Japan
Visiting hours : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. closed on New Year's holiday
・explanatory note of NAKAMURA, Seiroku
・explanatory note of NAKAMURA, Emiko
・explanatory note of NAKAMURA, Seigo
The representative HAKUJI artist in Japan who was passionately devoted to the potter’s wheel. He was awarded the Saga Prefecture Important Intangible Cultural Asset Ceramics White Porcelain.
She is a representative woman artist of Arita Ware. She expresses woman's kindness by "Washizome" to draw the gradient of the deep blue on white porcelain.
The most promising young artist in Arita Ware. He was approved as a regular member of Japan Art Crafts Association at the age of 30 and always pursues his originality for "Hakuji" over stereotypes.