The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (公益財団法人 滋賀県陶芸の森) was built as a part of the people’s recreation land project. The SCCP is intended to support various activities around the theme of ceramics, including artistic creation, training, and exhibitions. The aims of the SCCP also include the promotion of local industry and the development of culture through human, materials, and informational exchanges, interfacing with the world. The Park was completed and opened in June 1990. The SCCP is administered by the Foundation of Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park.