Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat Statue) Painting Experience
Seto City is a town known for “setomono” pottery, and has a history of about a thousand years of ceramic ware production.
The city was recognized as Japan Heritage in April 2017 as a production site of authentic Japanese pottery. You can enjoy the unique charms of this pottery production town, including the geometrical design of the “kamagaki,” walls made of kiln furniture.
You can get in touch with the unique culture and history of this town, known for its “setomono” ceramics, through a hands-on experience painting a Maneki-neko (beckoning cat statue), or through a facility where children can play with pottery, clay, and more.
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|Highlight||The Maneki-neko (beckoning cat staute) painting experience at Maneki-Neko Museum, an easy, hands-on experience in which you can create your own Maneki-neko at the largest Maneki-neko museum in Japan.|
|Experience content||Hands-on experience making "Seto Sometsuke-yaki" painted pottery, a traditional handicraft of Seto City. You can paint various types of Maneki-neko beckoning cat, including a coin bank and a plate. Everyone from small children to adults will enjoy themselves.|
|Price||Starting at 300 yen|
|Acceptable number / Program||30 people / time60 people / day|
|Publication time Opening Hours||10:00 to 17:00 *Reception time: until 15:00|
|Time required for Stay , Exprerience||Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour|
|Parking Lot||Normal-sized cars / 46 spaces Large-sized vehicles / 2 spaces|
|Merchandise Availability / Food Availability||Yes|
|Receiving target||Individuals Groups Observation and training groups Schools|
|Pamphlet||English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)Interpretors, tour guides/ Chinese|
|Reservation(Need / No Needed)||Reservations required by phone for groups of 10 or more|
|Reservation window||TEL: +81-561-21-0345 FAX: +81-561-21-0346|
|Traffic access||Approx. 8 minutes' walk from "Owari-Seto Station" of Meitetsu Seto Line|
|Contact address||Yakushi-machi 2, Seto City, Aichi Prefecture|
|Contact information||TEL: +81-561-21-0345 FAX: +81-561-21-0346|