About our residence-style pottery-making facility

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for 2024 starting from October 2023.

Home of Clay Art (HO-CA) is a residence-style pottery-making facility that was launched in 2012 with a grant from the Tajimi City Government’s Community Development Activity Subsidy Fund.

Visitors can get away from their daily lives and spend time making pottery in the “ceramic town of Tajimi”.

The courses are based on a one-month stay for everyone from beginners to advanced students, and offers a wide range of courses, from basic instruction to more difficult techniques, to suit the skills and objectives of each individual. The “Porcelain Course” is for intermediate level students and above.

Since its establishment, around 140 guests (as of June 2020), mainly from overseas, have stayed here so far. Many guests and repeaters have heard of us by word of mouth or through referrals from those who have stayed at the school, and our instruction has been very well received.


HO-CA currently offers four courses. The “Porcelain Course” is aimed at intermediate and advanced students.

Shino Course

The Shino Course is designed to teach you Shino pottery, which is typical for our area.
Raku Course

Learn about Raku, popular in the tea ceremony world since the Momoyama period
Porcelain Course

Learn two types of porcelain: Sometsuke and Celadon
HO-CA Special Course
HO-CA Special Course
Special course using HO-CA’s original clay and glazes.

About the guest rooms

HO-CA offers two guest rooms. For more information, please refer to the following pages.


Each guest room has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

Information on the nearest supermarkets, shops, and good restaurants is also provided.

Guest notebooks in the guest rooms also provide useful advice during your stay.

List of facilities

Please click here to see the facilities available in each guest room.