I went to Uzuki Pottery and Cooking Class last year, but it is only now when it dawned on me that the two are very connected. The sense of meditation, the slow hands on feel of making dough and pottery is something that I would remember for days and weeks afterwards. Situated in a humble yet elegant home near the Kyoto University of Art and Design, this peaceful space is a conversation between man and nature, one that is unpredictable, and yet a source of meditation. Shigeru Hirayama offers small group and private lessons which is a highlight for artisans and nature lovers alike.
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I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric lane ways of Kyoto last century. From the skies above Sapporo to the old charm of Naha's alleyways, I have been enchanted by the beauty and variety on every island. I am humbled to have met many distinguished people in my role as Regional Partner, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperial Family. From sushi cooking classes to Ninja training grounds I welcome your ideas on what you like from JapanTravel.com. Please visit us in Kyoto or Osaka and have some green tea or sake with us.