Kurita Bijutsukan (Kurita Museum) in Ashikaga


This museum has a fine collection of both “Imari” and “Nabeshima” porcelains which were the first kinds of pottery made by the Nabeshima clan in Japan during the “Edo” period ( 1603-1867 ).

It is the largest porcelain museum in the world with a collection of over 10,000 pieces. It has an area of 24.5Acres, is located on the top of the hill, surrounded by red pine trees. In the site there have a garden designed naturally with wild grass, a main building, a historical building, a Pottery hall and a church for unknown Potters.
You can enjoy white ume trees, red ume trees, azaleas, katakuri Flowers, lilies, red pine trees and so on in the garden. It’s worth seeing them in spring.

Kurita Museum 1542 Komaba-cho, Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture 329-4217, Japan Tel: 0284-91-1026 Fax: 0284-91-2153 Open: 9:30 – 17:00 (Sat., Sun., and National Holidays 9:30 – 18:00) Closed: New Year’s Holiday (Dec.29 to 31)

Website: http://www.kurita.or.jp/ (Japanese)