Become immersed in the ancient world of color and design. Surround yourself with the sophisticated art of Japanese ceramics.

Japan is home to one of the most vibrant ceramic and pottery cultures in the world. It may also be the source of one of the oldest earthenware traditions, having begun around at least 12,000 years ago. The tradition has since spread around the world, displaying original innovations in technology, design, and materials in different regions of Japan.

The history of ceramics and porcelain in Japan began around the year 1610 in Edo (now Tokyo), after the discovery of magnetism. With the invention of the compass, objects expressing the Japanese sense of aesthetics soon began to spread to other areas of the globe, starting with Europe, and quickly caused a worldwide sensation. Even the widely celebrated Messen porcelain of Germany developed out of an admiration for Japanese porcelain.

Today, Japanese porcelain has reached a new stage and the culmination of a long cultural legacy. This legacy is in the protective hands of elite contemporary creative ceramics artists, called ‘living national treasures.’ As masters of their craft, these individuals have been selected as preservers of the highest forms of Japanese beauty, as epitomized in works of art, for the purpose of their continuation for generations to come.


We have prepared for you an opportunity to experience the world of ceramic painting in a hidden atelier in Roppongi, the very heart of Tokyo, under the instruction and guidance of one of the most prominent figures in the Japanese pottery world, Masahiro Maeda.

It is anticipated that Master Maeda will be designated one of Japan’s “Living National Treasures,” a title reserved only for those extraordinarily skilled individuals charged with the responsibility of preserving Japan’s elite craftsmanship and artistry for generations to come.

To decorate your chosen piece of Kutaniyaki porcelain, you will add several layers of paint, using a variety of colors. You can create your own unique feel and color scheme to deepen the aesthetic flavor of your work of art. Please come and express your unique artistic self through this rare opportunity.

Your work of art will be fired in the studio's kiln and delivered to you within a week. We hope you will enjoy the interweaving of Japanese modernity and tradition in a single experience in the heart of Tokyo.

Ceramics and porcelain painting experience

Experience includes:Your art work (Does not include shipping)
Duration:2 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:Roppongi, Tokyo (inquire for further details)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing
Max # of people:Up to 10

Recommended for people who…

● wish to learn more about traditional pottery techniques from a leading Japanese artist
● are searching for an intimate and authentic Japanese experience in the heart of Tokyo

Optional add-ons to make your plan more memorable...

We can provide TRANSPORTATION, PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, and KIMONO for your experience.

Please inquire.