Tobe-yaki Togeikan (Tobe Pottery Center) 砥部焼陶芸館

Beautiful pottery with distinctive indigo designs

At the Tobe-yaki Togeikan visitors can see a range of earthen and porcelain Tobe ware by local artisans, and try their hand at making or painting a piece. Earthenware has been produced in the area since the Nara and Heian periods (710–1185), while porcelain production dates from the Edo period (1603–1867). Today there are around 100 active pottery studios in Tobe.

Tobe earthenware is admired for its practicality and is popular for daily-use items. The more decorative porcelain ware is typically grayish-white and bears bold indigo designs. The coloration of the porcelain is due to the high iron content of the local clay. A variety of Tobe ware is available to browse and buy at Tobe-yaki Togeikan, along with local souvenirs.

Basic Infomation

Address 愛媛県伊予郡砥部町宮内83
Hours Open 8:30am - 5pm
Tel 089-962-3900
Website Click here
Price Classes: painting from 800yen, twisting 2,000yen, wheel-throwing 3,800yen