ceramic

Shopping in Kitakyushu? Here Are 8 Things to Buy in This Japanese City in 2018

Kitakyushu is an important urban center in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, located in the southwestern part of Japan. There are plenty of unique places to visit and things to buy in this beautiful subtropical Japanese city, which is, in fact, the largest in entire Kyushu in terms of area. If you are…

Learn the Art of Traditional Pottery at These 3 Workshops in Japan

Japanese pottery is one of the country’s oldest forms of art. Pottery items are made from earthenware or stoneware of which the colors reflect the landscapes of the country. These have a long and successful history and are produced and exported in great numbers to the west. Learning the art of pottery in Japan can…

Visit Hasami, Japan’s Town of Ceramics, and Join Their Spring Pottery Festival

Hasami (波佐見) is a town in Higashisonogi (東彼杵) District, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県) that is well known for being among the leading pottery districts in Japan. It has a rich tradition of producing ceramics for more than 400 years. During the Edo (江戸) period, porcelain was first made in Hasami and was initially produced for the…

Kokuji Ware: A Historic and Beautiful Ceramic Ware Produced in Kuji City

Japan is a land of various delicious cuisines. So most of the time, you’ll normally be served with great dishes complemented by beautiful crockery. But with so many wares being sold in different shops, choosing the best can be very tough. If you’re living in Iwate, it can be easy as pie. A popular ceramic…

Imari Porcelain: Beautifully Designed Ceramics from Saga

Japanese ceramics made their way to different continents of the world a long time ago. There are many variations of ceramic wares in Japan from the most simple designs to the most aesthetic designs. But one of the most notable and beautiful of them is Imari Porcelain. r.gnavi.co.jp/ Imari Porcelain carries a variety of designs…

Japanese Ceramics Paradise: Oribe Hills Toki

Gifu prefecture is famous for its ceramics and there are a number of famous manufacturers in and around this area. The products from here are the number one products of Japan and there are a lot of shops, museums and display centers for ceramics in this prefecture. It was on a rainy Sunday when we…

Ceramic festival of Tajimi, Gifu

Author’s photo Gifu prefecture and especially Tajimi is famous for its ceramics. This place is known to be producing around half the amount of ceramic wares and tiles of entire Japan. There are a lot of large and small scale ceramic producers around this area. Every year, during the second weekend days of April, there…

10 Affordable Gifts from Japan

When you visit a foreign country, you might want to get some things that are difficult to find in your own country. Same with Japan, you might want to find some unique things that you can buy from Japan either for yourself or for your friends / family. Of course, there are many interesting things…