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”The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park” Cultural Preservation, Cultural Exchange

”The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park”
Cultural Preservation, Cultural Exchange

A gathering of ceramics related institutions

It is said that ceramics started in Shigaraki in the Muromachi period. It has an unprecedented history. The region’s ceramics industry flourished because of its proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, as well as being blessed with good quality clay fit for pottery. The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Foundation was established in 1990 to build understanding and affinity for ceramic art and culture.
Its main function is for cultural preservation as a museum, but they also hold numerous courses such as ceramics lessons for people to become familiar with ceramics. It also functions as a park. It is a place where you can enjoy a full day as a museum, school and a museum shop.

Accepting artists and helping them develop

As the name ”Cultural Ceramics Park” implies, it is also equipped with a training center for ceramic artists and potential artists. Artists who participate in the ”Artist in Residence” program actually live within the premises, and are able to make ceramics using the kiln. Famous artists are invited for events, such as lectures and performances. It is actively involved in promotion and interaction on a global scale to maximize the future of ceramics, in addition to cultural preservation. To know what has been handed down through history. To develop and pass on that knowledge. Shiga ceramic art is handed down to the next generation with the Ceramic Cultural Park as its main platform.

ACCESS

The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Foundation
2188-7 Chokushi Shigarakicho Kouka-shi Shiga
URL https://www.sccp.jp/