These days, Amakusa city in Kumamoto has been spotlighted. Not to mention Sakitsu area where used to be a hidden Christian site has been registered as a world heritage, a fossilized dinosaur tooth has been found in Goshoura.
This is a great opportunity for Amakusa city to show how wonderful the city is to the world.
To begin with, they have started putting extra efforts into Amakusa pottery and porcelain (天草陶磁器, AMAKUSA TOJIKI), one of the Kumamoto’s traditional crafts to establish it as a worldwide brand.
Amakusa porcelain has a distinctive beauty of its pure whiteness. Green tea colour in the porcelain cup is just breathtaking, almost mesmerising.
On the other hand, the Amakusa pottery has very wide variety of designs and styles. You can find the pottery from simple and amiable ones to characteristic but traditional ones.
Amakusa pottery and porcelain are beautifully integrated with tradition and freedom.