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Fuji Ao-Kobo Pottery studio

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Area:Mt. Fuji/Fuji Five Lakes

Ao-Kobo pottery studio is located near Hananomiyako-koen in Yamanakako area. It is a studio and gallery of the ceramics artists Yasuhito Sone. Mr. Sone is from Tokyo and graduated from the art and crafts department of Tama art school. Then he had been training himself in Kyoto, Izu, and Kamakura, and then finally opened Ao-kobo studio at Tsukui –gun in Kanagawa prefecture. After that, he had a chance to move to Yamanakako area. The theme of his works is Ao (China Blue). He focuses on the several blue such as sky, planet, and the earth. He produces potteries of celadon, green glaze, white pottery and ash glaze. Pottery experience seminar (class) is held at this studio. Beginners are welcome. Under the guide of Mr. Sone, you can create anything you like from the clay he blended. You shape the clay in that day and later, Mr. Sone will ship the art-work after burning it. If he has a showing of his work, the seminar and class are not organized. Advanced reservations required.





1339 Yamanaka Yamanakako-mura Minamitsuru-gun


Nearest I.C.

Higashi-Fujigoko Road, Yamanakako IC/ Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC

Nearest station

Fujikyuko Line, Fuji-san Station

Nearest highway bus stop

10 minutes from Yamanakako IC by car/ 35minutes from Kawaguchiko IC by car/ 10 minutes walking from Hanano miyako-koen bus stop

Nearest bus stop

Hanano miyako Koen





Free Parking


Rest room 

Activities Program


List of hands-on programs, remarks

Pottery class & seminar

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Fuji AO-Kobo (studio)

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Closing Days

Closed irregularly


4,500yen for 2 hours per person-The ingredient fee of 1kg clay, and burning and shipping fee are not included.

Universal Design

Assistance dogs allowed 

This information is current as of January 15, 2021
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