Visiting Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum.

 A couple of months ago, I went to Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, located in Seto, Aichi Prefecture. It’s been quite a long time since I visited last time. Growing up near the museum, my parents sometimes brought me to see and experience how to make ceramics. But, for a child like me, there was no fun being there. Hundreds of resemble ceramic crafts are displayed all the way, and I hardly knew how to enjoy it. Absolutely, I had had no interest in it until I became familiar with Japanese tea. This tea culture includes not only tea itself, but also the way of taking tea, sweets, and cups and other things. Gradually, it reminds me of a famous museum just 30 minutes away from my hometown. So I headed my car toward it in a cold day of November, 2014.

Surprisingly, we can take pictures of most of their collection. In addition, there were few people inside. Several, I remember, no more than 10 people.

So I began to take a close look at one by one, and found easily that “No two things are alike” . Started pots made thousands years ago, there are many pots collected around the globe. No mention that they have famous ceramics around Japan, I particularly found so nice to see pots from a variety parts of the world.



and Khmer :)

A half day isn’t enough to see them all. When you feel tired, there is a cool tea room you just pay $5 to enjoy drinking. You can choose your favorite pot displayed in the room to take. They also have quite valuable ones. (Of course you can have a drink with it if you want :)


  1. ええ、いいねその美術館!
    It looks amazing! For as long as I remember I have appreciated this kind of art.
    Drinking tea from such nice cups, or eating from the most beautiful ceramic plates.
    It takes the experience of having drinks or something to eat to a whole new level.
    今度、一緒にお茶を飲もう (:

    1. Suzanne-chan
      Absolutely, it's so nice to have dishes with beautiful plates.
      After experiencing it, you can't go back!
      And, my collection are gradually growing up.
      It takes years, or even my whole lifetime to complete, however, living with something beautiful is so important to me!