Around OIGEN

Maruyo Café and Pottery

Maruyo Pottery was opened in a renovated pottery store and later expanded to include café and gallery ‘Maruyo Café’.


Second generation potter Yoichi trained in the pottery town of Mashiko before returning home to open his own pottery.
Mashiko is known for its folk crafts, and while Yoichi’s pottery retains this distinctive warmth, it is also designed for everyday use.

At the café, his wife Takako always welcomes guests with a smile.
Yoichi makes all the pottery for the café by hand and Takako can brew a fine cup of coffee, making for a wonderful husband and wife collaboration.


Pottery classes available on request (reservation required)

Address: 3-1-5 Higashi Odori, Mizusawa, Oshu City
Phone: 0197-23-8459
Access: 20-minute drive from OIGEN Factory Shop, east side of JR Mizusawa Station
Hours: 11am – 5pm
Closed: Wednesdays, Thursdays
Payment: Cash Only. Credit cards not accepted
*As of January, 2019