Tobe-yaki Togeikan (Tobe Pottery Center)

The distinctive blue and white Tobe-yaki (Tobe ware) has been produced in the town of Tobe for centuries. Visit the Tobe-yaki Togeikan, a center dedicated to Tobe ware, to learn more about the distinctive ceramics. Explore and purchase Tobe ware from approximately 30 local kilns on the first floor, and then head upstairs to visit the workshops where visitors can try their hand at using a potter’s wheel, try shaping pottery by hand, or painting Tobe ware.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    83 Miyauchi, Tobe-cho, Iyo-gun, Ehime
  • Hours
    9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed
    Closed on Wednesdays (or the next day if Wednesday is a public holiday)
  • Admission
    Porcelain painting:
    Teacup 1100 yen, plate from 1100 yen, bowl 1430 yen, mug from 1760 yen
    *Last entry16:30

    Hand-shaping experience:
    2,750 yen per person (covers about 2 cups, plates, etc)

    Potter's wheel:
    3,800 yen per person
    *Reservations required for hand-shaping and potter’s wheel experiences
    *Separate shipping fee required for finished items
    *It takes about 2 months to complete firing