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About in blue Akatsuki(暁)

Opened in April 2015.
A stucco building in a space surrounded by greenery.
Works of art based on nature such as the blue of the sky, the brown of the earth, and the four seasons of Japan, are displayed in our gallery.
Our ancestors engaged in kiln firing from 1647 to 1871 under the supervision of the Arita Sarayama government office of the Nabeshima clan.
At in blue Akatsuki, we have inherited our ancestor's passion for pottery, and we are committed to creating impressive works by pursuing our own unique style, focusing on shapes and glazes.



Akio Momota

Ceramic background
1971: Born in Arita, Saga Prefecture
1991: Trained under Shiro Soejima
1994: Trained under Shunemon Okugawa 
1995: Went independent
2015: Established new studio and gallery, in blue Akatsuki

Awards and prizes
Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition
Musée Tomo, "Contemporary Tea Ceremony -Use and Form-" Exhibition
Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
Contemporary Tea Ceremony Ceramics Exhibition
The Tanabe Museum of Art, "Tea Ceremony Sculpture Exhibit"
Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition


Take Route 281 toward Imari, and when you see Densaku Kiln on your right, turn left.
After about 100 meters, you will see a small blue sign. Turn left and proceed up the hill.

-Contact us-
in blue Akatsuki
3499-6 Hei, Kuromuta, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga Prefecture

Tel/fax: 0955-42-3987
(If unavailable, please call this cell phone number: 080-6407-4139)

Business hours: 10:00-17:00

*Irregular holidays

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