【Shigaraki ware】

Recommendations of Visiting Spot for Lake Biwako-eria

Home of Shigaraki ware
Shigaraki is known as the home of Shigaraki ware. It has one of the six oldest kilns in Japan. Shigaraki ware is said to have begun when tiles were made in 742 for the construction of Shigaraki-no-miya Palace. Nowadays you can see Shigaraki raccoon dogs all over the town, and when you see them you cannot help a smile.If you place the ware of accoon dogs in front of the entrance, a lot of happiness is said to come into the house.

Name:  Nobuaki  Nagata
Government licensed guide/ English-speaking taxi driver

Cert. No. Kyoto EN00383