Postponed–Mashiko: Pottery and Sake Tour

In line with official precautionary health and safety guidance, this event has been rescheduled to September 26. For the latest information on Club coronavirus-related measures, please check the Keeping Your Club Safe page.

Japanese ceramics, local sake and a peek inside a famed potter’s kiln.

The center of the Japanese pottery world, Mashiko has long held a special place in the hearts of ceramics lovers across the country.

Take in the history of the town’s most famous artisan and adopted son, Shoji Hamada, on a guided tour of the Shoji Hamada Memorial Museum.

Then, sample local delicacies at lunch at the Mashikokan Satoyama Resort complete with sake pairings from the local 500-year-old Tonoike Shuzoten brewery.

After lunch, join professional artist Fujiya Sakuma as he opens the doors to his personal kiln and explains the finer points of Mashiko pottery.

Finally, pick up some souvenirs on a local shopping street before touring the Tonoike Shuzoten brewery and heading back to the Club.


  • Adults only
  • Limit: 2 guests per membership
  • Member-priority sign-up: Mar 18–24
  • Member and guest sign-up: from Mar 25

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