Kappabashi Dougugai Street is located in Taito City, Tokyo. You can found old tools and a wide range of household hardware and kitchenware, including bakery equipment, ceramic tableware, china, lacquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging materials, “fake” plastic food samples, chefs' coats, bamboo wares, baking ingredients, furniture and much more. Over 170 shops are along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa.
The Lao Chang was comprised of numerous studios and workshops in an old feeling neighborhood. It is next to the ceramics glaze suppliers market. Entering in a narrow street, you will see many local crafters/artists working at the opened studio. If you are lucky, that you would likely see them working on human height pots. There are also few ceramics suppliers you might find that sell brushes, blending wheels, glazing tools...etc. After 10-15 minutes walk, a train track split the area in half. At the hill, there are filled with home size slip casting factories.
The Jingdezhen Porcelain Sculpture Factory was found by a group of folk artisans about 40 years ago. Porcelain sculpture is one of the most popular products in Jingdezhen that has a long history and exquisite craftsmanship. The place now became large sculpture studios and workshops for individual artists and group.
You can't miss out this antique market for treasure hunting. It opens 6 a.m. early in the morning until noon on every Monday and Tuesday ONLY. There are old magazines, pottery books, jewellery, local ceramics...etc. and all sort of interesting oldies. Don't forget to bargain!!!