pottery

7 Great Things to do in the Traditional Town of Mashiko, Tochigi!

Tochigi Prefecture is very famous for its history of pottery and pottery production and is beginning to attract many tourists for its more traditional and local feel. Mashiko is a town in Tochigi Prefecture where visitors can immerse themselves in the tradition of pottery making and also participate in other activities. This article will recommend…

Things to Do When Visiting Nagoya: A Side Trip to Tokoname!

Nagoya is the fourth most populated city in Japan, and it is also a popular tourist place. It has attractions including Toyota Factory Tour, Nagoya Castle, Noritake Garden, the recently opened Legoland, and rich flavored food such as the amazing Miso sauce Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet). These are a few favorite things for tourists! Within the…

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…

Check Out These 2 Festivals in Kasama, Ibaraki During Golden Week 2017

Do you love Japanese pottery? Would you like to buy some beautiful and artistic souvenirs from Japan? How about flowers? Would you like to go flower viewing during the remaining springtime? If so, here are two events in Kasama City (笠間市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県) that you must not miss this Golden Week 2017! 1. Kasama…

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…

Check Out the Ueno Royal Museum to See Sporadic Art Exhibitions in Tokyo!

There’s a particular place in Tokyo where you can see various exhibits displayed coming from different Japanese artists. It is called Ueno Royal Museum which was opened in 1972 and immediately became a home to various planned exhibitions in the place. Collections here are temporary, thus it is best to know the schedule of events…

3 Great Workshops to Experience one of Japan’s Traditional Art Forms: Pottery!

Pottery is one of Japan’s traditional art forms which was revived in the 20th century. Masters of potters appeared as well as workshops which preserved the traditional styles and techniques passed down through the generations. So, if you’re interested in giving pottery a crack, here are 3 great workshops. 1. Kitagama Kasen explorejapaneseceramics.com/ This workshop…

A Good Samaritan Offers to Mend Pottery of Kumamoto Earthquake Victims

The recent earthquake in Kumamoto has damaged many houses and roads. Not only that but the little things such as pots and plates have also been damaged. While new pottery items can be bought, some of them have sentimental value, and the owners may feel sad to part with their treasured pieces. Thus, in a…

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…
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