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Studio/Showroom

Arita porcelain (Arita-yaki)

Hizen-Yoshida porclain (Hizen-Yoshida yaki)

Imari porcelain (Imari-yaki)

Karatsu pottery (Karatsu-yaki)

Kuromuta pottery (Kuromuta-yaki)

Shiraishi pottery (Shiraishi-yaki)

Takeo pottery and porcelain (Takeo-yaki)

Furyu mask (Furyu-men)

Hizen glass craft (Hizen vidro)

Morodomi furniture

Nabeshima style carpet (Nabeshima-dantsu)

Nao handmede washi paper (Nao-tesuki-washi)

Nishikawanobori bamboo crafts (Nishikawanobori-takezaiku)

Nogomi doll (Nogomi ningyo)

Osaki doll (Osaki ningyo)

Package

Woven fabrics Saga (Saganishiki)

Yumino doll (Yumino ningyo)

shop

Arita porcelain/2016/

This is the flagship shop of the Arita porcelain global brand “2016/”. They display a brand new style of porcelain combining Arita’s 400-year heritage of techniques and the creativity of designers known worldwide. They sell a full line-up of “2016/” and have a café connected to the shop. You can enjoy drinking coffee with a brand cup of your choice.

Street address
ARITASERA 2351-169, Akasaka Hei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2016
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Open
New Year holidays
Web site
Other stores
CIBONE Aoyama(Tokyo), CIBONE CASE(Tokyo), JONAI SQUARE(Saga), Unagi no Nedoko Yame(Fukuoka) and so on.
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only) Translation App can be used.
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Arita porcelain/Gen-emon Kiln

有田焼/源右衛門窯

The showroom and a factory of Gen-emon Kiln was founded 260 years ago. They always sell regular products and new arrivals over two categories: tableware for daily use and art objects for decoration. You can always have a look around the gallery and buy products during business hours, and if you make a reservation you can also join a factory tour on weekdays. Please contact them and make a reservation by phone, fax or email.

Street address
2726 Maruo hei, Arita , Nishimatsuura , Saga
Phone
0955-42-4164
Business hours
Weekdays: 8:00〜17:00, Weekends and holidays: 9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required Only weekdays
Open
Closed for New Year Holidays
Web site
http://www.gen-emon.co.jp
Other stores
Gen-emon Kiln Tokyo (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translation App
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Arita porcelain/in blue Akatsuki

‘in blue Akatsuki’ is the factory and gallery of Mr. Akio Momota, a ceramist making “Arita-yaki”. They sell tableware, wine ware and vases. You can have a look around the showroom and buy

Street address
3499-6 Kuromutahei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-3987
Business hours
10:00~17:00
Factory tour
Open
irregular closing schedule
Web site
http://inblue-akatsuki.com/
Other stores
ISETAN SHINJUKU (Tokyo), Momota Toen (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
Available Through Translation app - or call in advance to schedule an English interpreter.
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Arita porcelain/KIHARA

KIHARA shop is open in a mall “ARITASERA” run by The Arita Porcelain Wholesale Cooperative. Using traditional techniques, they make and sell original brand KIHARA’s products with new ideas and designs to enhance a modern lifestyle.

Street address
ARITASERA 2351-169, Akasakahei, Arita , Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-43-2325
Business hours
9:30~17:30
Factory tour
-
Open
Every day except on New Year’s Day
Web site
https://e-kihara.co.jp/
Other stores
KIHARA TOKYO(Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
Available through translation app
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Arita porcelain/Kinshodo

Kinshodo shop sells a variety of porcelain goods including Japanese tableware and art crafts mainly focused on “Arita-yaki” and “Hasami-yaki” produced in Hasami town, Nagasaki. The shop is located in a mall “Arita Sera” run by The Arita Percelain Wholesale Cooperative. It has an original brand “Lin” of porcelain that has a shining metallic and fantastic glaze. You can see the complete collection of this brand in the store.

Street address
Arita Sera 2351-169, Akasakahei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-43-2007
Business hours
9:30~17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Every day
Web site
http://www.kinshodo-shop.co.jp/
Other stores
GINZA MITSUKOSHI(Tokyo), DAIMARU TOKYO(Tokyo), THE COVER NIPPON(Tokyo), ISETAN SHINJYUKU(Tokyo), HANKYU UMEDA(Osaka)
Foreign Language Assistance
Available though translation app
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Arita porcelain/Kouraku kiln

徳永陶磁器

This is a showroom and a factory producing “Arita-yaki”. They always sell regular products and new arrivals. You can always have a look around the showroom and buy products during business hours. If you make a reservation, you can also have a look around a factory for a fee of 800 yen. Moreover, if you make a reservation you can try painting, shaping ceramics on ‘rokuro’, a pottery wheel and transferring graphics. You can contact them and make a reservation by either phone or email. Their specialty is “Treasure Hunting”, which is a purchase of all-you-can-pack potteries in a basket. You can try two different courses for either 5000 yen or 10000 yen with a 90-minute time limit. You do not need a reservation.

Street address
2512 Maruohei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-4121
Business hours
8:00~17:00/ Treasure Hinting 10:00~, 13:00~
Factory tour
Reservation required/ Fee ¥800
Open
Closed for New Year holidays
Web site
http://kouraku.jp.net/
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
English/ French
Through Translation App for the other languages
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Arita porcelain/KORANSHA

This is the showroom of KORANSHA, a well-established “Arita-yaki” maker. You can see and buy a numerous number of regular products and new arrivals in showcases set on two floors during business hours. Moreover, on the 2nd floor, you may be charmed to find art works such as the works displayed in World Exposition in Paris 1867 and purveyors to the Imperial Household Agency. You can see them for free.

Street address
1-3-8, Yukihira, Arita, Nishimatsuura District, Saga
Phone
0955-43-2132
Business hours
Weekdays 8:00~17:30/ Weekends and holidays 9:30~17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Closed New Year’s Day
Web site
https://www.koransha.co.jp/
Other stores
GINZA KOURANSHA(Tokyo), FUKUOKA HAKATA(Fukuoka), Tosu Premium Outlets(Saga) and so on
Foreign Language Assistance
Chinese
Through Translation App other languages
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Arita porcelain/Momota touen

The showroom is being remodeled.
We will update the information as soon as it re-opens.

Street address
Phone
Business hours
Factory tour
Open
Web site
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
studio showroom

Arita porcelain/Riso Porcelain (Risou Yougyousho)

This is the factory and showroom of Riso Porcelain producing “Arita porcelain”. They have a global reputation, and famous chefs come to see and buy their products from all over the world. If you make a reservation, you can have a look around the factory and the showroom as well as shopping. Please call them to make a reservation.

Street address
1-4-20 Shirakawa, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2438
Business hours
8:30〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Irregular schedule on Saturdays/ Closed on Sundays and holidays
Web site
http://www.risogama.jp/
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
English, Korean
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Arita porcelain/Sagadan (Saga Cardboard Firm)

This is a factory and a showroom run by Sagadan (Saga Cardboard Firm), which is a package maker established in 1957. They mainly produce packages for Arita porcelain and fancy boxes, and have lately started to produce new products using Arita porcelain such as kaleidoscopes, fountain pens, wine glasses and music boxes. They sell regular products and new arrivals and you can have a look around the showroom and buy products whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation for a group of 5 or more, you can join a workshop of handmade kaleidoscopes. The fee is 2800 yen including the price of the original kit and the lesson. Please contact and reserve 3 days in advance.

Street address
2496-1 Shimohon Otsu, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-46-5141
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Web site
http://www.arita-mangekyo.jp/
Other stores
Kaleidoscope Mukashi-kan (Tokyo), THE COVER NIPPON (Tokyo), Kaleidoscope shop Little Bear (Tokyo), SOUVENIR OTARUKAN (Hokkaido), Kyoto Kaleidoscope Museum(Kyoto)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Arita porcelain/Sakamoto Kiln Porcelain Studio

This is a studio and showroom run by ceramic artists of “Arita-yaki”, Tatsuya Sakamoto and his father, Yoshihiro. You can have a look around the showroom and buy products during business hours. Since the shop has an irregular schedule, we would like to recommend you to call them and check the schedule before you visit. If you make a reservation, you can take a factory tour. Please contact them by phone.

Street address
3127-1 Kuromutahei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-43-4615
Business hours
12:00~17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Irregular
Web site
website: http://www.sakamoto-kama.com/ online store: https://sakamotokama.thebase.in/
Other stores
TAKUMI USAGIYA (Yamaguchi), ONO+8186 Kurashiki Bikan District Main Store(Okayama)
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translation App for languages other than Japanese
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Arita porcelain/Seiroku gama

It is a factory and a showroom run by Arita porcelain ceramists over three generations, the late Mr. Seiroku Nakamura who was called “God of Rokuro” (potter’s wheel), Mrs. Emiko Nakamura and Mr. Seigo Nakamura. They sell the Nakamura family’s creations and you can have a look around the showroom and buy products whenever it’s open. You may see a replacement of some products with others after they have an exhibition. When you would like to visit the store with more than 10 people, please contact them and make a reservation in advance. You can reserve by phone.

Street address
1101 Nanbara Kou, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2432
Business hours
10:00~17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Irregular
Web site
-
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Arita porcelain/GALLERY TETSUKA

有田焼/手塚商店

GALLERY TETSUKA displays and sells Arita porcelain in their showroom. They sell regular products and new arrivals made by various ceramists such as Fumie Tanaka, Hitomi Nakashima, Ryota Ishihara and Satoru Doi. You can have a look around the showroom and buy products whenever it’s open. If you are seeking works produced by up-coming young ceramists, this showroom is highly recommended.

Street address
1-2-2 Otaru, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2018
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Open
Irregular
Web site
https://www.yamago-tetsuka.com
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translation App
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Arita porcelain/Tsujihitachi gama

有田焼/辻常陸窯

Tsujihitachi Gama ‘s showroom and factory makes Arita porcelain, which was established more than 350 years ago. They have been providing their porcelain as a purveyor to the Imperial Household since the beginning of Edo period (17th century), so you can see a lot of porcelain related to the Imperial Family. They always sell regular products and new arrivals, and you can have a look around the showroom and buy products whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation with up to 5 people, you can also take a factory tour. Please call them and make a reservation.

Street address
1-9-8 Kamikohira, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2411
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required / Up to 5 people in a group
Open
Irregular
Web site
https://tsujiseijisha.jp
Other stores
Tsujiseijisha (Chiba)
Foreign Language Assistance
Travel support call center will help you.
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Arita porcelain/Yamahei gama

YAMAHEI GAMA is a factory and a showroom producing “Arita-yaki”. They have a modern showroom and sell a full-lineup of their original brand’s products. You can have a look around and buy products during their business hours. Their specialty is the porcelain called EGG SHELL, which is as thin as eggshell. If you make a reservation, you can take a factory tour.

Street address
2267-1 Kuwakoba, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-2459
Business hours
Weekdays 8:00〜17:00 / Weekends 10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Irregular, please check the website
Web site
http://yamaheigama.co.jp/
Other stores
Takashimaya Nihonbashi (Toyko), Hankyu Umeda Main Store (Osaka), TOKYU HANDS Nagoya (Aichi), Olive Bay Hotel (Nagasaki), The Four Seasons Inn Yasuragi Ryokan Yoshidaya (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Arita porcelain/Yamato toujiki

Yamato pottery shop was established in 1920, and sells Hizen district porcelain such as “Arita-yaki” and “Hasami-yaki” produced in Hasami town, Nagasaki. It is located in a mall “ARITASERA” run by The Arita Percelain Wholesale Cooperative. They always sell regular products and new arrivals.

Street address
2351-169, Akasaka Hei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga ARITASERA
Phone
0955-43-3511
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Open
Closed on Dec 31 and Jan 1
Web site
https://www.yamatotoujiki.co.jp/
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only) Through Translation App (from the next April)
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Arita porcelain/Yusendo Main Store

Yusendo is located in the ARITASERA mall run by The Arita Porcelain Wholesale Cooperative. They have a good selection of porcelain such as government designated traditional crafts, “Arita porcelain” and “Karatsu pottery”, and “Mikawachi porcelain (or Hirado porcelain” produced in Sasebo city, Nagasaki. They sell both traditional products and new arrivals.

Street address
ARITASERA 2351-169, Akasaka Hei, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-29-8187
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Open
Web site
https://www.arita.gr.jp/shop
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translating app (introduced in March 2020)
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Hizen-Yoshida porclain/Soekyu seitousho

This is the factory of Soekyu Seitousho having produced “Hizen Yoshida Porcelain” for three generations in Ureshino city, Saga. If you make a reservation you can take a factory tour. There are more than 10 porcelain factories around Soekyu Seitousho. Please enjoy yourself visiting porcelain factories. In the same district, there is also Hizen Yoshida Pottery Museum exhibiting typical goods from all of the factories producing Hizen Yoshida pottery.

Street address
4099-1, Oaza Yoshidatei, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino, Saga
Phone
0954-43-9606
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservations not required
Open
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Web site
http://soekyu.jp/
Other stores
KIRI-JAPAN DESIGN STORE Haneda Airport (Tokyo), Spiral Market (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translating app
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Imari porcelain/Hataman toen

This is the showroom and factory of Hatamantoen producing “Imari porcelain”. They sell regular porcelain in the traditional style called “Nabeshima style” and new products using modern technology. You can always have a look around the showroom during their business hours and if you make a reservation you can also take a factory tour on weekdays. Moreover, if you make a reservation, you can enjoy kneading clay and making a type of porcelain called “Raku-yaki”. Please call them to make a reservation.

Street address
1820 Okawachi-cho, Imari, Saga
Phone
0955-23-2784
Business hours
9:00〜17:30
Factory tour
Reservation required, weekdays only
Open
Closed New Year’s Day
Web site
http://hataman.jp/
Other stores
Wako Ginza (Tokyo), Takashimaya Nihonbashi (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Karatsu pottery/Ichiban-kan

This is a shop specializing in Karatsu pottery. Since they opened the shop in 1976, they have sold products focused on the works of 3 great ceramists from Saga, Mr. Tarouemon Nakazato, Mr. Kakiemon Sakaida and Mr. Imaemon Imaizumi. They have a good selection of Karatsu pottery and now they are also featuring promising young ceramists’ works.

Street address
Gofuku no Enmusubi dori, 1807, Gofuku-machi, Karatsu, Saga
Phone
0955-73-0007
Business hours
10:00〜18:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Closed New Year’s Day
Web site
https://www.1bankan.com/
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
English
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Kuromuta pottery/Maruta Nobumasa gama

This is the showroom and factory of Maruta Nobumasa Gama producing “Kuromuta pottery” boasting 420 years of history. They sell tableware, wine cups, tea cups and vases in the showroom so that you can enjoy having a look around the showroom, shopping and taking a factory tour whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation, you can also enjoy pottery experience in a group of 10-15 people. It takes 4 hours and the fee is 5000 yen per person. Please call them to make a reservation 2 weeks in advance.

Street address
24767 Kuromuta, Takeuchi-cho, Takeo, Saga
Phone
0954-27-2430
Business hours
8:00〜17:00
Factory tour
no reservation required
Open
Irregular
Web site
-
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Shiraishi pottery/Sato gama

This is the showroom and factory of Sato Gama which had inherited the tradition and design of the local Saga product “Shiraishi pottery”. They sell traditional and new products so that you can enjoy looking around the showroom, shopping and a factory tour whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation, you can also try to hand at the potter’s wheel for 3000 yen for 1 hour. Please contact them by phone to make a reservation.

Street address
3854 Shirakabe, Oaza, Miyaki, Miyaki district, Saga
Phone
0942-89-4422
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservations not required
Open
Closed for the August “Bon” holidays and New Year holidays
Web site
https://satougama1952.amebaownd.com/
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
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Takeo pottery and porcelain/Kankosuiyo

This is the showroom and factory of Kankosuiyo run by Takeo pottery ceramists, Mr. Hideki Yamamoto and his son Sojiro. Kanko Suiyo’s tableware is used in luxury hotels in Japan. They have tableware, vases and objet d’art in the showroom, and if you make a reservation you can have a look around the showroom and shop. The showroom is handmade by the Yamamoto family and has a warm and pleasing atmosphere. Please call them to make a reservation.

Street address
1947-16, Miyano, Oaza, Yamauchi-cho, Takeo, Saga
Phone
090-8403-6233
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Closed Sunday
Web site
http://kankosui.mongolian.jp/
Other stores
SHOWZANDO (Fukuoka), Japan Dining Pottery (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Takeo pottery and porcelain/Toma gama

This is the factory and showroom of Toma Gama producing potteries made of soil and grass from a mountain in Takeo. They sell tableware, wine cups and lighting equipment. You can have a look around the showroom, buy products and take a factory tour whenever it’s open. They have an irregular schedule, so we would like to recommend you to call them and check in advance if it’s open. You can also have a pottery making experience with a reservation if their schedule permits. It would be great to make a reservation 3 days in advance. A reservation should be made by phone.

Street address
21096-1 Tonomi Oaza Yamauchi, Takeo, Saga
Phone
0954-45-3308
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservations not required
Open
Irregular
Web site
WEB : https://takeo-kamamoto.com/touma / SHOP : https://toumagama.base.shop/
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translating app
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Furyu mask/Nakahara Keihou Factory

浮立面/中原恵峰工房

This is a factory of Nakahara Keihou Factory, producing “Furyu mask”, one of the traditional local products specified by the Saga prefectural government. Furyu mask is used when “Men Buryu” dance of Saga isperformed. They also carve wood and make wooden animals. If you would like to have a look around the factory, you need to make a reservation. There is not a showroom but you can buy their products if you order in advance. Moreover, if you make a reservation, you can experience making your own mask. Please call them to make a reservation.

Street address
3480-4, Nishimuta, Kashima, Saga
Phone
0954-62-0872
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Closed Sunday and New Year Holiday
Web site
https://keihokohbo.amebaownd.com/
Other stores
Kyushu Saga International airport terminal 1(Saga), Crayon house (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Hizen glass craft/Soejima Glass Industry

肥前びーどろ/副島硝子工業

This is the showroom and factory of Soejima Glass Industry producing “Hizen vidro”, hand-made glass and designated as an “Important Intangible Cultural Property” of Saga. They sell their traditional products in the showroom. You can take a factory tour whenever it’s open. If you visit the factory with more than 8 people, however, you need to make a reservation. In addition, if you make a reservation, you can have a glass making experience. Please contact them by phone, fax or email to make a reservation.

Street address
106 Sayanomoto-machi, Saga city, Saga
Phone
0952-24-4211
Business hours
9:00〜18:00
Factory tour
always available/ Reservations required with more than 8 people
Open
Sunday, Holiday, the 2nd and 4th Saturday, New Year’s Holiday
Web site
http://www.hizen-vidro.co.jp/
Other stores
Ginza Takumi(Tokyo), Nakagawa Masashiti shop (Nara), Saga Tamaya(Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
English (English speaking staff is not always available. If you require English assistance, please check in advance.)
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Morodomi furniture/Asuka Factory

This is the showroom and factory of Asuka Factory, producing “Morotomi furniture”, one of the traditional local products of Saga prefecture. It is located in the area where there are many Morotomi furniture’s factories. They sell traditional and new designs and you can have a look around the factory and make purchses whenever it’s open. They have a baby-nursing and diaper-change space so that customers with babies, strollers or wheelchairs can feel comfortable to stop by. If you make a reservation, you can have a look around the factory and enjoy a woodwork experience. Please contact them by phone, fax or email to make a reservation.

Street address
112-4, Tokudomi, Morodomi-machi, Saga
Phone
0952-47-5697
Business hours
10:00〜18:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Irregular
Web site
http://asukakoubou.com/
Other stores
Unagi no Nedoko(Fukuoka), ONCRI(Saga), JONAI SQUARE(Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only), Through translating app
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Morodomi furniture/Hirata Chair Manufacture

This is the showroom and factory of Hirata Chair Manufacture, producing “Morodomi furniture”, one of the traditional local products of Saga prefecture. It is located in the area where Morodomi furniture’s factories gather to operate. They sell regular and new products and you can have a look around the showroom and make shopping whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation, you can also have look around the factory. Please contact them by phone, fax or email to make a reservation.

Street address
118-2 Oaza Tokudomi, Morodomi, Saga
Phone
0952-47-6534
Business hours
Showroom : 10:00-17:00
Factory tour (Weekday only) : 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Closed for the August “Bon” holidays and New Year holidays
Web site
http://www.hiratachair.co.jp/
Other stores
CoCoChi HIROOKA (Shizuoka), Gallery Excellence Modern (Aichi), MUKKU (Shiga), OKITAKAGU (Osaka), ONLYONE (Kagoshima)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Morodomi furniture/LEGNATEC

This is the showroom and factory of LEGNATEC, producing “Morodomi furniture”, one of the traditional local products of Saga prefecture. Products of LEGNATEC have been growing popular overseas in recent years. They have a large and open showroom and sell their traditionaland new products. You might well spend half a day walking around and enjoying the large selection of items. You can have a look around the showroom and shop whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation you can also take a factory tour. Please contact them to make a reservation by phone or email.

Street address
266-1Yamaryo, Morodomi, Saga
Phone
0952-47-6111
Business hours
8:00〜18:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Wednesday
Web site
http://www.legnatec.co.jp/
Other stores
Okita furniture(Osaka), Miyamoto furniture(Toyama), Y’s Day(Kumamoto), HOMESIC Hakata (Fukuoka), Hayama garden (Kanagawa), Ogiri shop(Aichi) and so on
Foreign Language Assistance
English, Chinese
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Morodomi furniture/Mimatsu craft

諸富家具/ミマツ工芸

This is the factory of Mimatsu known as “M.SCOOP”, the brand of wooden products such as smartphone stands and glasses stands. They don’t have a factory tour, but if you tell them what you want to buy in advance you can purchase their products. Please contact them by phone.

Street address
1265-1 Yanagishima, Chiyoda, Kanzaki, Saga
Phone
0952-44-2455
Business hours
8:30〜17:00
Factory tour
Open
Irregular. Usually closed on Weekends and Holidays.
Web site
http://www.mscoop.jp
Other stores
Saga Tamaya(Saga), Hakata Hankyu(Fukuoka), Isetan Shinjyu (Tokyo), Ginza Itoya(Tokyo) and so on.
Foreign Language Assistance
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Morodomi furniture/Tohma Corporation

This is the showroom and factory of Tohma Corporation established about 90 years ago, producing “Morodomi furniture”, one of the traditional local products of Saga prefecture. They sell about 400 items such as cabinets, tables, couches and so on. If you make a reservation you can have a look around the factory and showroom. Since items at the showroom are for wholesale only, retail customers cannot shop there.

Street address
1738 Oaza Naotori, Chiyoda-cho, Kanzaki, Saga
Phone
0952-44-5888
Business hours
8:30〜17:30
Factory tour
Reservations required
Open
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Web site
https://tohma.net/
Other stores
Shimachu Homes (Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, Tochigi, Osaka, Hyougo), SAKODA (Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima), Yukawa furniture (Osaka, Nara)
Foreign Language Assistance
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Nabeshima style carpet/Nabeshima dantsu yoshijima family

This is the showroom and factory of Nabeshima Dantsu Yoshijima Family, producing cotton carpets “Nabeshima Dantsu”. Nabeshima Dantsu is specified as one of Saga’s traditional local products by the Saga prefectural government. There is an exhibition explaining the history of Nabashima Dantsu on the 1st floor, and a showroom on the 2nd floor. You can have a look around the showroom and buy products whenever it’s open. Since they produce a product on demand, you can receive your product only after a few months.

Street address
1-28 Akamatsu-machi, Saga city, Saga
Phone
0952-24-0778
Business hours
10:00〜17:00
Factory tour
-
Open
Irregular
Web site
http://www.nabeshimadantsu.jp/
Other stores
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only)
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Nishikawanobori bamboo crafts/Kuriyama shop

西川登竹細工/栗山商店

This is the factory of Kuriyama shop producing “Nishikawanobori bamboo crafts”, one of the traditional local products of Saga. Craft men work on the full hand process of making bamboo called “Hachiku” into thin sticks with a sickle and a small knife and weaving them into a product. If you make a reservation, you can take a factory tour. At the factory you can purchase from a selection of bamboo baskets, lunch boxes and so on.

Street address
28436-3 Jinroku, Nishikawanobori-cho, Takeo, Saga
Phone
0954-28-2178
Business hours
Irregular
Factory tour
Reservations required
Open
Irregular
Web site
-
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Nogomi doll/Nogomi doll factory

This is the factory producing zodiac clay bells known as “Nogomi doll”, which are popular as a gift of Yutoku Inari shrine in Kashima city. If you make a reservation you can have a look around the factory. There is an exhibition in the factory and they display their zodiac clay dolls, Hina dolls (girl’s day dolls) and Seven Fortune Gods, and you can buy their products. Please contact them to make a reservation by phone.

Street address
1524 Yamaura Kou, Oaza, Kashima, Saga
Phone
0954-63-4085
Business hours
8:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Web site
https://www.nogominingyo.com/
Other stores
-
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Package/Isshindo

This is a factory of ISSHINDO, a package maker established in 1956. They produce boxes for international and domestic luxury brand products such as “Arita porcelain”, a national traditional craft. Recently they have been applying their technology to producing their original boxes “ISSINDO FOLDING BOX”. A factory tour is not currently available.

Street address
2369 Kuwakoba Ostu, Arita, Nishimatsuura, Saga
Phone
0955-42-5131
Business hours
8:30〜17:30
Factory tour
-
Open
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Web site
https://isshindo1956.com/
Other stores
Nagasaki Museum shop(Nagasaki), Spiral Market (Tokyo)
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Yumino doll/Eguchi doll shop

弓野人形/江口人形店

This is the showroom and factory of Eguchi doll shop, producing “Yumino dolls”, one of the traditional local products of Saga prefecture. Yumino dolls are clay dolls similar to Hakata dolls and include whistles in the shape of pigeons and Hina dolls (girl’s day dolls). They sell their regular line and also new designs. You can have a look around the showroom and make purchases and take a factory tour whenever it’s open. Also, if you make a reservation, you can have a doll painting experience with up to 6 people. Please contact them to make a reservation by phone.

Street address
14900, Oaza Kotaji, Nishikawanobori, Takeo, Saga
Phone
0954-28-2028
Business hours
8:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservations not required
Open
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Web site
https://www.facebook.com/ 弓野人形-江口人形店-1696367057333735/
Other stores
Saga Ippindou (Saga), PERHAPS gallery (Saga), Yamabikoya (Fukuoka), Unagi no Nedoko(Fukuoka), Takeo Onsen souvenir shop (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
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Osaki doll/Masahiro Takayanagi

尾崎人形/高栁政廣

This is a factory run by Mr. Masahiro Takayanagi producing “Osaki dolls”, the traditional clay doll of Saga. He has the factory in his house, so you need to make a reservation in advance if you would like to see the factory. There is no showroom but a selection of his traditional products and new designs are displayed in the factory so that you can buy them. Moreover, if you make a reservation, you can enjoy a doll painting experience with up to 10 people. Please call him to make a reservation.

Street address
546 Osaki, Kanzaki-machi, Kanzaki, Saga
Phone
0952-53-0091
Business hours
11:00〜15:00
Factory tour
Reservation required
Open
Irregular
Web site
-
Other stores
Saga Ippindo (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
-
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Woven fabrics Saga/Saga Nishiki Organization

This is a showroom run by Saga Nishiki Organization which trains new artists making Saga Nishiki so that the next generation will carry on its traditional techniques. They have regular products in the showroom and you can have a look and buy products whenever it’s open. Also, they have a show making Saga Nishiki everyday so that you can see it. You can enjoy textiles experience and making a key-holder too. If you want to try it with more than 5 people, please make a reservation. You can make a reservation by phone, fax or email.

Street address
Saga Historical Museum former Fukuda Residence, 4-3-15, Matsubara, Saga, Saga
Phone
0952-22-4477
Business hours
9:30〜16:30
Factory tour
No reservation required
Open
Closed Mondays and New Year Holiday
Web site
https://saganishiki.wixsite.com/council
Other stores
Ekimachi Ichome Saga, Grass Cort Saga tennis club, Saga balloon Museum (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
Through Translating app
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Nao handmede washi paper/Nao-Tesuki Washi

This is the showroom and factory of Nao-Tesuki Washi producing Nao handemade washi paper. It is surrounded by beautiful nature and the showroom is a Japanese old style house built 200 years ago. They sell their traditional and new products and you can have a look around the showroom and enjoy shopping and a factory tour whenever it’s open. If you make a reservation with more than 10 people, you can also enjoy making a paper fan on weekdays. The fee is 2000 yen per person. You can make a reservation by phone.

Street address
4756, Nao, Yamato-cho, Saga, Saga
Phone
0952-63-0334
Business hours
9:00〜17:00
Factory tour
Reservations not required
Open
Irregular, Closed during New year holidays
Web site
http://www.naowashi.com/
Other stores
Michi no Eki Yamato Soyokaze (Saga)
Foreign Language Assistance
Limited English (simple questions and answers only), through Translating app