150 Year-Old Japanese Porcelain Warehouse Is A Treasure Hunters Dream.
Thrifters and flea market aficionados, imagine this scenario: For just under $50, you could spend 90 minutes searching through a massive warehouse of delicate porcelain, and your entry fee would get you anything you could carry. You'd walk away with a gorgeous collection of Japanese dishware -- and have a lot of fun finding it, too.
That's exactly what you can do at the Kouraku Kiln in Arita, Japan. Founded in 1865, the kiln has been producing ceramics for the past 150 years. Needless to say, they have a surplus -- in fact, the employees aren't even really sure what's in there. That's why they're allowing tourists to come in and "treasure hunt" to get rid of some of their stock.
Judging by the look of this one area of the warehouse, this treasure hunt would be pretty epic.
For 5,000 yen (about $46), visitors get a 30 minute tour of the factory and then a 90 minute treasure hunt to find as many beautiful pieces as they can.
Some of the ceramics are simple and sweet, while others are more elaborate and detailed.
You could definitely outfit an entire kitchen with what you found there, too.
Check out this video of the Kouraku Kiln -- treasure hunters are going to want to book their next trip to Japan as soon as possible.
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