Sueyama Shrine in Arita
The Sueyama Shrine is located in Arita Town, Nishimatsuura District. Feature of the Shrine
is Shrine gate made by porcelain, and usually the Shrine gate are made of stone or wood.
It is dedicated to Emperor Ōjin, Nabeshima Naoshige, and Yi Sam-pyeong. It was founded
in 1658. The Shire gate or Torii was built in 1888. It had been designated Tangible Cultural
Properties on April 28, 2000.
The Yi Sam-pyeong Monument was built in 1917 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of
Arita’s porcelain. It is on a hill, from which one can view Arita town.
Arita Porcelain Park
Offers a drastic change of scenery, which might even make you forget you are in Japan.
This park features a stunning garden and palace designed in the style of 18th-century
German Baroque architecture. This is said to be a tribute to Arita’s influence on European