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Hagiyaki Pottery (, Hagiyaki) is one of the most famous pottery types in Japan. The skills for making this craft was imported into Japan from the Korean peninsula in the early 1600s.

Hagiyaki flourished during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and has been highly prized for use in the tea ceremony. The color of the vessels changes over time with use, as tea residuals enter the miniscule openings on the surface, a characteristic appreciated by tea enthusiasts.

Hagiyaki Pottery remains popular to this day. Many shops in town sell Hagiyaki tea wares, cup and bowls. Visitors can also view Hagiyaki Pottery at the museums listed below:

Yoshika Taibi Memorial Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 600 yen
Access: 5 minute walk from Yoshika Taibi Kinenkan-mae bus stop

Hagi Uragami Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or following day if Mon is a holiday), New Year holidays
Admission: 300 yen
Access: South of the preserved residences of the former castle town

Hagiyaki Pottery Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 500 yen
Access: Across the entrance of the Hagi Castle Ruins

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