Ceramic Art Center

Neighboring Ebetsu City is known for ceramics and bricks. Ebetsu City Ceramic Art Center narrates the culture of Hokkaido ceramics.

Ebetsu City Ceramic Art Center features two permanent exhibition rooms. Inside the “Ceramics of the North” room is also the “Shinobu Komori Memorial Room.” Komori is one of the leaders of glaze research in Japan. Komori migrated from place to place in search of superior ceramic works and finally arrived at Ebetsu City in 1959 at the age of 60. Until he passed at the age of 72, he contributed to the development of Hokkaido ceramics. The Ceramic Art Center shows his work by period and region. The “Ceramics Shop” features works, such as mugs and small plates, by local artists. From the observation tower, one can see a 360-degrees panoramic view of Nopporo Primeval Forest, Mount Eniwadake and Mount Tarumaesan.

Ceramic Art Center

Address
Nishinopporo 114-5, Ebetsu
Open
9:30 - 17:00 (admission till 16:30)
Closed
Monday, the next day of a holiday (If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, closed on Tue), year-end through New Year holidays
Fee
Free admission; Permanent collection exhibition room entrance fee: Adults ¥300, Junior High School and Elementary School Students ¥150
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-385-1004
Website
http://www.city.ebetsu.hokkaido.jp/site/ceramic/
Access
Approx. 40 minutes by car from downtown Sapporo
From Nopporo Station on the JR Hakodate Line, take JR Hokkaido Bus (Shin 29, Hiro 92) and get off at "Ceramic Art Center mae" bus stop
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