Asahi Pottery

Address 11 Ujiyamada, Uji, Kyoto
Phone 0774-23-2511

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Introduction

Set up in the land of the Asahi Tea Garden, one of the Seven Famous Tea Gardens in the Muromachi Period, the renowned Asahi Pottery received guidance of Kobori Enshu, an architect and great master of the tea ceremony, and was granted permission to use the “Asahi” mark about 400 years ago. Their teapots, which undergo a complex manufacturing process with as many as 20 steps, are designed with much creativity and innovation to fully extract the flavor of the tea in the hope that people will enjoy tea. The ceramic art school established on the premises offers a one-day course on how to make your own tea bowl.