This house with a thatched roof that Shoji Hamada lived in is now open to the public. It was relocated to Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko after it became a cultural property of Mashiko in 1989.
The house was originally built in the town Ichikai in the late Edo period, but was later relocated to the town Motegi. In 1930, it became the first house purchased by Shoji Hamada, and was used as a residence for his family, artisans and maids. The earthen floor was reconstructed and used as one of Hamada’s earliest potteries. Later, the house was used not only as Hamada’s residence, but as a place for hosting cultural exchanges with visitors from around the world.
Tea Ceremonies hosted by the Mashiko Association of Tea Ceremonies are held at Shoji Hamada’s House. This event is open to the public.
|The schedule for the tea ceremonies in 2019|
The climbing kiln Shoji Hamada used was taken from its original location and reconstructed here at Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko.