The Guest Room is in a Porcelain Factory, the Kouraku Kiln which is almost a 150 years old. So it is the best place for those interested not only in make a tour around Arita but also to experiment doing some work using porcelain and our facilities.
Arita is the birthplace of porcelain in Japan. It has been producing porcelain for about four hundred years. It's in Kyushu in south-western Japan about one hour from Nagasaki. There are about two hundred kilns and artists working in the town.
The Happy Lucky Site is a Residency Studio inside a Porcelain Factory, the Kou Raku Kiln which is almost a hundred and fifty years old. So it is the best place for those interested not only in make a tour around Arita but also to experiment doing some work using the porcelain clay as well all the facilities of one real Japanese factory while in Town.
About the accommodation:
You will stay in a residence next to the studio.
A kitchen, a bathroom, a toilet, a washing machine, a fridge and a dining space will be shared.
The internet connection is available in your room and lounge
There maybe apprentice potters residing in other rooms.
Disponible para huéspedes
The Guest Room building is just 2 minutes walking from the Porcelain Factory Kou Raku Gama which means Happy Lucky in Japanese language. It is a two floor building with a main door, the rooms, kitchen, bathroom, toilets and lounge are in the first floor, the Kou Raku Gama Director lives in the second floor. Guests will have their key to go out and in any time he wants to.
Atención a los huéspedes
Guests can visit the factory to follow all the process of Arita Ware production. As we have space for rent during all the year for Artists in Resiency in our studio it also cam be available for short stay guests is just inform us before what is your interest in, and we will be glad in help.
We can provide workshop about porcelain hand built, throwing, slip casting, under glaze and over glaze decoration. If guests are interesting in other expression of Japanese Couture let us know so we also can try arranging a workshop in your interest area
Otros aspectos destacables
20 minutes walk from the Train Station
30 Minutes walk from the Arita Ceramic Museu
30 minutes to the main street in Uchiyama Area – where is the old porcelain shops in Town
10 Minutes to the Arita’s Wholesale
10 Minutes to Supermarkets
No smoking inside the Guest House or in the Studios and factory Area
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We are a Guest House located in a old building which was a dormitory for the workers from our Factory Kouraku Kiln wich was renovated to become a Guest house for Artists in Residence and also Airbnb.
Kouraku kiln was established in 1865 and is almost a hundred and fifty years old. It produces both traditional and contemporary tableware. It is famous for its naturalness, authenticity and creativity. Three key elements which steer Kouraku Kilnto have a unique product offering. The site is directed by the fifth generation head of the Kouraku company, Mr Tokunaga Takanobu who’s now holding a variety of projects aiming to make Kouraku Kiln famous, nationally and internationally, for its refined techniques making porcelain.