Tokoname-City INAX MUSEUMS
Experience a Versatile World of Clay and Ceramics
From July 20, 2020, INAX MUSEUMS will reopen, excluding some areas.
*: The permanent exhibition room on the second floor of the Tile Museum cannot be visited until August 6 (Thursday), due to repair and renewal of the display.
*: Hands-on activities are by reservation only. Contents and times are subject to change.
*: Please check the official web site for further details.＞＞＞INAX MUSEUMS Reopening Notice (Japanese)
INAX is widely known as a maker of sanitaryware ceramics which have become integrated into everyday life, not only in Japan but around the world. Located in the traditional pottery town of Tokoname, INAX MUSEUMS presents lots to see and experience in connection to innovative ceramics and tile art techniques. Within the grounds are six facilities where you'll be able to encounter a versatile world of clay and ceramics centered around the keywords of discovery and legacy.
At the INAX Tile Museum you can discover the wonders of ceramics and tiles, including decorative tiles from various periods across the world, and their uses. There are over 1,000 different tiles from the Orient, Islamic tiles, Spanish, Dutch, English, Chinese and Japanese decorative tiles on display. Replicated tiles from ancient Egypt and Asia, floor tiles, wall tiles, ceiling tiles, bathroom, kitchen and fireplace tiles,…who knew there could be so many uses for tiles? Obviously someone did.