We want you to know more and more about Kutani ware and its production area. With this in mind, we offer the “KUTANism Original Tours”. This includes travel plans from central Tokyo, model courses by local photo writers, and stamp rally tours of the production areas. We look forward to seeing you in Nomi City and Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture!
“Original KUTANism Set Plan” is a chance to see Kutani and learn about the place of its origin. This plan provides a chance to see two exhibitions and to try overglaze painting under the instruction of Kutani artists!
Tsuchiya Kana (Instagram @kaaaaana_stagram), a popular travel writer and photographer who introduces women's travel in Ishikawa Prefecture, has organized tour courses including recommended spots in Nomi and Komatsu cities in Ishikawa Prefecture.
A trip to explore Kutani ware
KUTANism's original 1-day, the “Utsuwa Tour”, produced by Tsuchiya Kana. Enjoy a trip to experience Kutani Ware from various perspectives, including a painting experience, food and accommodations!VIEW MORE
Escape from the busy daily life: a journey to feel nature
KUTANism's original 1-day tour produced by Tsuchiya Kana. The theme of this year's tour is “a journey to feel nature”. Enjoy a refreshing day while experiencing the rich nature of Nomi and Komatsu, as well as Kutani ware!VIEW MORE
We conduct a stamp rally with LINE app that guides you around exhibitions and nearby delicious food shops called “maimondokoro” in a local dialect. Collect the stamps to receive a Kutani ware present! *The number of available presents is limited. This campaign will finish as soon as the limit is reached. *The rally and presents giveaway are conducted from Oct 15 (Sat) to Dec 11 (Sun) 2022.
How to participate in a stamp rally
①Scan a QR code at the designated spot
②LINE app will pop up and you will receive a stamp
③Collect 5 stamps and receive a Kutani ware present at the Kutani porcelain Art Museum｜Gosai｜ or the Kutani Ceramic Laboratory.
The site of KUTANism exhibition “Best Selection NEXT Kutani vol. Ⅳ”. Rally presents can be also received here.
The site of KUTANism exhibition “The Tools of Kutani”. Rally presents can be also received here.
This museum is a place to learn about the nature, history, and folklore of Nomi in complex. Materials excavated from burial mounds are noteworthy.
This museum is located in Yawata area of Komatsu city, a production place of Kutani clay. An actual climbing kiln (noborigama), which was a big support for local ceramics production, is available for view.
This restaurant specialises in tonkatsu, a dish beloved in Nomi for a long time. Tonteki is another speciality here.
This shop specialises in Sri Lanka curry made by a virtuoso called Aniki. We recommend to try curry that has an original blend of spices and a side of vegetables.
This hotel offers rooms produced by Kutani artists. Cafe and restaurant are also available!
This is a chic cafe inside the "Ataka View Terrace" allowing a good view of the sea. Enjoy the wild game cuisine and local ingredients menu.
This small shop is easy to overlook, but it is a hidden gem. There are both regular and irregular days off, so check out its website before going there.
This is a cafe and restaurant very particular about the ware and rice they use. One of the attractions of the place is that you can choose a piece of ware to eat from, all of them made by Kutani artists.