Imari Tontenton Museum in Imari

Imari Tontenton Museum Guide

About Imari Tontenton Museum

Imari Tontenton Museum is a museum located in Imari city of Saga prefecture in Japan. The museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Imari ware, which is a type of Japanese porcelain that was produced in the Imari area during the Edo period (1603-1868). The museum is named after Tontenton, a legendary creature that is said to have protected the Imari kilns from disasters.


The museum has a collection of over 3,000 pieces of Imari ware, including some rare and valuable pieces. The exhibitions are divided into several sections, each showcasing a different aspect of Imari ware. Visitors can learn about the history of Imari ware, the techniques used to produce it, and the different styles and designs that have been developed over the years.

  • The History of Imari Ware: This section introduces the history of Imari ware, from its origins to the present day.
  • Production Techniques: This section explains the techniques used to produce Imari ware, including molding, painting, and firing.
  • Styles and Designs: This section showcases the different styles and designs of Imari ware, including the traditional Ko-Imari style and the colorful Kakiemon style.
  • Rare and Valuable Pieces: This section displays some of the most rare and valuable pieces of Imari ware in the museum's collection.

Visitor Information

The museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. The admission fee is 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. Guided tours are available in Japanese and English. The museum also has a gift shop where visitors can purchase Imari ware and other souvenirs.


The museum is located at 669-1 Hirano, Imari, Saga Prefecture 848-0057, Japan.