Current Exhibition

April 22 (Fri) — June 26 (Sun), 2022

*The museum is closed Monday.

Introduction to Japanese Ceramics
— Enjoying Color, Design and Form

Japanese ceramics, which were born about 16,000 years ago, are around us everywhere now and have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. The long history, spanning from the creation of pottery to the development of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain, shows the technical advancement of ceramics, but also the changes in esthetics of the Japanese people, what they felt beautiful and admired. Rich variety of ceramics colored the life of each period. This exhibition will unravel the history of beauty by taking an overview of Japanese ceramic history.

Exhibition Schedule



10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)


Monday (The Museum will be open when Monday is a national holiday.),
the year-end and New Year holidays, and the change of exhibits.


2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi,
Fukuoka, 801-0853


Adults: ¥500
High School and College Students: ¥300
Junior High School Students or Younger: Free (with Parent or Guardian)

* ¥200 Discount for Persons with Disability (with Presentation of the Physical Disability Certificate and Free Admission for one Caretaker)


A 8-minute walk from JR Mojikō Station.

Guidelines for Enjoyment of Exhibitions

The museum visitors are reminded of the following for the enjoyment of the Museum by the other visitors.

  • Do not touch the exhibits and the display cases.
  • Do not use the fountain pens or the brushes which may stain the exhibits.
  • Switch off and do not use the mobile phones or activate the silent mode.
  • Do not take photographs.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not eat or drink any food or beverages brought in from outside.
  • Do not engage in acts or behavior which may disturb or annoy the others.
  • Do not bring in any dangerous materials.
  • Leave the umbrellas at the umbrella stand.
  • Do not bring in any animals and pets, except for guide or service dogs.