Karatsu-yaki ware is known as one of the top three tea sets in Japan, along with Raku-yaki ware in Kyoto and Hagi-yaki ware in Yamaguchi, and have been used regularly by tea masters.
Ochawan Kiln Street is paved with pottery plates of Karatsu-yaki ware and many pottery makers, including the potter who is designated as a Living National Treasure, are gathered on the street.
Old climbing kilns can also be seen off the street.
- Open 24 hours
- No closing days
Access / Public Transport
- 10 minutes walk from JR Karatsu Station