Teaware on trip to Japan

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Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:44 pm

I'm going to Japan, and want to visit some shops to look at teaware (tetsubin, kyusu, chawan). I want to avoid the most touristy stuff (e.g. I saw the same tetsubin in different cities last time I was there) and find something realtively decent, but at the same time avoid the very expensive high-end art pieces (though I might go to such a place just to look). Does anyone have suggestions? I'll be around the Kansai area (including Kyoto and Uji), and will try to stop by Tokoname on my way to Tokyo.
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:27 am

From what i've heard there are plenty of "flea markets" in for instance Kyoto that have fantastic items. Its a dream of mine to one day go there and go through it all. I would suggest keeping eyes out on what the people are selling themselves.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:47 pm

in Kyoto, there are some nice galleries around Kiyomizu-dera temple. my favorite was maybe asahido. asahido has 2 or 3 galleries in the same area (a few minutes apart by foot), so be sure to look at all of them. google maps didn't seem to be aware of this when i was there. if you can manage to find one of them, the staff can tell you where the others are.

if you are interested in tokoname, read here
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