CERABO KUTANI by Kengo Kuma and Associates

A museum where visitors can learn and experience first-hand Kutani porcelain making

Project Specs


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This hands-on museum shows visitors the process of making Kutani porcelain, allowing them to learn and experience first-hand one of the most famous types of porcelain in Japan.

▼建筑外观,exterior view ©SS


This location was originally known as one of the few production centers in Japan of clay that is made by crushing the rocks mined from the nearby Hanasaka mountains. This museum is able to show the depth of craftsmanship in Japan by carrying on the functions of clay-making and combining them with the functions of a museum.

▼内部展示空间,exhibition area ©SS

▼博物馆内部功能与制作黏土的体验相结合,the functions of clay-making are combined with the functions of a museum ©SS


The building is connected by a multi-function roof like it is a landform, the interior and exterior walls were made using the Hanasaka clay from this area, carbon fiber was utilized to reproduce wall substrates with traditional tea-ceremony room construction methods in a contemporary manner, and earthquake resistant walls were designed so that they are transparent and match the clay walls.

▼室内外墙壁采用当地黏土制成,墙面基材加入了碳纤维 ©SS
the interior and exterior walls were made from local clay, while carbon fiber was utilized to reproduce wall substrates

▼绿色屋顶,the green roof ©SS

Komatsu, Japan
Workshop, museum624.26 m2
Project team: Minoru Yokoo, Shun Horiki, Tomohiro Matsunaga, Shiho Yoo
Structure Engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
Photography by SS

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