Noritake Garden is landscaped with trees, greenery and flowers that showcase contrasting sceneries in each season. An open space perfect for spending a relaxing time either by taking a long stroll or resting on a bench offers the opportunity to take in the surrounding nature whilst in the city.
Bricks used to make the solid foundation of our first factory buildings were excavated and utilized as the material for a retaining wall. Names of Noritake Garden Foundation supporters are printed on plates embedded in the wall. This wall, built upon an important history and with warm support, was named the Kiln Wall, in dedication to the ceramics industry.
A biotope refers to a restored natural environment in a city that allows the symbiosis of living organisms including plants, insects, fish and birds. This concept of natural environment conservation and cultivation formulated in Germany is also practiced here in Noritake Garden.
This quiet stream flows gently amidst light filtered through dawn redwood trees.
Chimney Plaza offers a bright open space with a green grassy field from spring to summer.
It is a great place for a relaxing stroll.
Fountain Plaza is an open space with a refreshing fountain in the center. In the autumn, the space is delightfully decorated with beautifully colored gingko trees.
The Six Chimneys
The monument of the six chimneys, each 8 meters in height, is the site of the tunnel kiln for pottery baking that was built during the factory’s renovation in 1933. The flue which channeled smoke released from the kiln to the chimneys can still be seen at the root of the structure. The 45-meter tall chimneys were removed except for the monument part during the factory’s relocation in 1979.