Adjacent to Karatsu Station, this exhibition hall displays and sells (from ¥500) local potters' works.
Contains the 14 amazing floats used in the annual Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri. Floats include the Aka-jishi (Red Lion, constructed 1819), samurai helmets, and the auspicious phoenix and sea bream. There's good signage in English and a video shows festival scenes. It's near scenic Karatsu-jinja , the shrine that sponsors the festival.
This kiln-gallery is dedicated to the life and work of the potter (1923–2009) responsible for the revival of Karatsu ware. His work is in the inner gallery.