[2022] Golden Week | April-May Pottery Market | Craft Fair Information

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Every spring and Golden Week, large-scale pottery and craft markets are held all over the country. Information on the web pottery market that you can enjoy at home will be summarized as soon as it becomes available, so please look forward to it.

(Updated on April 6, 2022)

table of contents:
Okinawa / Kyushu  
Chugoku / Shikoku
Kinki / Chubu
Kanto / Tohoku / Others
▶ Information on the 2022 annual pottery market and craft fair Here

Okinawa / Kyushu

[Arita porcelain / Saga] Arita pottery market

Late April to early May  

April 29 (Gold) to May 5 (Wood), 2022

A historic pottery market held about 120 years ago.
Street stalls line the roadside for about 4km.During the period, there will be events in various parts of the town, and 1.2 million people from all over the country will visit.

Arita Pottery Market
source: Arita Tourism Association

Location: Around the pottery promenade starting from Arita Station and various places in the town

Inquiries: Arita Chamber of Commerce
有田陶器市 Official site

◆ ◆ Arita porcelain handling at our shop ◆◆  
day kiln

[Hasami ware / Nagasaki] Hasami pottery festival

Late April to early May

April 29 (Gold) to May 5 (Wood), 2022

Hasami ware, which has become very popular in recent years.

Hasami Pottery Festival. As many as 130 kilns and trading companies in the town are exhibiting, and the main venue (Yakimono Park Square) is crowded with many visitors.
There are also events such as potter's wheel demonstrations and painting experiences.

Source: Hasami Ceramics Festival Association

Location: Pottery Park Square
inquiry: Hasami Ceramics Festival Association
Tel. 0956-85-2214

◆◆ Hasami ware handling at our shop ◆◆  
Fruit series

[Karatsu ware / Saga] Karatsu Yakimon Festival

Late April to early May  

April 29 (Gold) to May 5 (Wood), 2022

Various events are held in the central area of Karatsu city.

Kakuuchi, where a potter is the owner, a machinaka exhibition and sale, a collaboration between a restaurant and a potter, etc.

Location: Karatsu City (The tourist association in front of Karatsu Station is displayed on a map)

Inquiries: Karatsu Tourism Association Karatsu Yakimon Festival Executive Committee
Tel. 080-2733-6589

[Koishiwara ware / Fukuoka] Folk pottery village festival

May (Spring Folk Pottery Village Festival) and October (Autumn Folk Pottery Village Festival)

May 1 (Sun) - 8 (Sun), 2022

Koishiwara ware and Takatori ware pottery market.At about 50 kilns in the Koishiwara area, it is sold at 20% cheaper than usual during the period.Many people visit from all over the country.

Source: From Toho Style, the official tourist information site of Toho Village

Location: Kiln in Koishiwara area

Inquiries: Mintomura Festival Steering Committee (Toho Village Chamber of Commerce)
Tel. 0946-74-2121


[Tobe ware / Ehime] Tobe ware festival

3rd Saturday and Sunday of April

April 16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun), 2022

It is held at Tobe-cho Tokaido Yutori Park (1st venue), Tobe-yaki Traditional Industry Hall, and Tobe-cho Chamber of Commerce (2nd venue) in Tobe-cho, and is visited by nearly 100,000 visitors every year. At the "Tobe Yakidai Spot Sale" held at the gymnasium of Yutori Park, about 100,000 works are offered at a discount of up to 8 from the market.

New exhibitions will be held at the second venue.

The "Autumn Tobe Ware Festival" is scheduled to be held on the first Saturday and Sunday of November.

Location: Tobecho Tokaido Yutori Park (Venue 1)

inquiry: Tobe Town Tourism Association

Tobe Town Regional Promotion Division
Tel. 089-962-7288

◆◆ Tobe ware handling at our shop ◆◆  
Pottery kiln (Nagato Pottery Works)

[Hagi Yaki / Yamaguchi] Hagi Yaki Festival

Early May

May 1 (Sun) - 5 (Wood), 2022

Held at the Hagi Civic Gymnasium, about 50 kilns, wholesalers, and retailers opened and held a big spot sale.

There are about 30,000 visitors each year. There is also a potter's wheel experience.

Location: Hagi City Gymnasium ( 2022 will be held as a tour of actual stores
inquiry: Hagi Yaki Festival Executive Committee (inside the Hagi Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Tel. 0838-25-3333


Kinki / Chubu

[Mino ware / Gifu] Tajimi pottery festival

Second Sunday in April and Saturday the day before 

April 9 (Sat) and 10 (Sun), 2022

It will be held in the Honmachi Oribe Street district of Tajimi City.Pottery dealers in Tajimi line up the shops on the main street and sell Mino ware at a bargain price.
150,000 people visit in two days.

Source: From the Tajimi City website

Location: Honmachi Oribe Street District, Tajimi City
Inquiries: Tajimi Pottery Festival Executive Committee (Tajimi Pottery Wholesale Commercial Association)
Tel: 0572-25-5588
Tajimi City Site

◆◆ Handling in our shop Mino ware & writers in the Tono area ◆◆
Kasumi Fujimura
Yukari Nakagawa
Kaneko Kohyo Pottery
Adachi no Potari
Shiho Tanaka
Yutaka Ito
Ihoshiro kiln

[Shigaraki ware / Shiga] Shigaraki writer market

Early May

May 2nd (Month) to 5th (Wood), 2022

Held at Shiga Prefectural Ceramics Forest / Sun Plaza.

Nearly 180 ceramic artists and container artists from all over the country gathered to exhibit. One of the prefecture's leading events visited by about 50,000 people in four days.

Source: Shigaraki Writer City Executive Committee

Location: Shiga Prefectural Ceramics Forest / Sun Plaza
inquiry:Shigaraki Writer City Executive Committee

◆◆ Handling in our shop Shigaraki ware ◆◆
Furuya Ceramics Factory
Yasumi Kobo
Masanori Yamamoto
Hiroe Yamada

[Iga ware / Mie] Fresh green Iga ware pottery market

Early May 

Kilns line up from the traditional industry hall to Haseen.

Many people come from outside the prefecture.At the venue, "Iga Yaki Traditional Industry Hall," admission is free during the period.

Source: From the official website of the Tourism Strategy Division, Industrial Promotion Department, Iga City Hall

Location: Around the Traditional Industry Hall
inquiry: Iga ware promotion cooperative   Official FB
Tel: 0595-44-1701

◆◆ Mr. Kimoto, an Iga writer at our shop ◆◆
Yoshimura Naoko
Iga ware kiln former Haseen

[Mino ware / Gifu] Toki Mino ware festival

Early May every year

3rd (fire) to 5th (wood), 2022

Toki city Oribe Hills Held at (Toki Mino Ware Wholesale Commercial Complex).

Toki City has the largest production of ceramics in Japan.It is a large pottery market with 300 stores.

About 3 million people visit every year.The "Ceramic artist / craftsman tent market" that lasts about 1km and the spot sale offices are lined up.

place: Oribe Hills
Inquiries: Cooperative Toki Mino Ware Wholesale Center
Tel. 0572-55-1322

◆◆ Mr. Kimoto, a writer in the Mino area at our shop ◆◆
Kasumi Fujimura
Yukari Nakagawa
Kaneko Kohyo Pottery
Adachi no Potari
Shiho Tanaka
Yutaka Ito
Ihoshiro kiln

◆◆ Stroll around the pottery production area ◆◆
Recommended shops & places in Tono district (Gifu / Tajimi)  Here

[Kutani ware / Ishikawa] Kutani tea bowl festival

Early May

Held at the special venue of Kutani Ware Ceramics Village in Nomi City.Nearly 50 kilns and wholesalers line up every year.
About 200,000 people visit.The price is 20% to 50% off the market. You can also enjoy local gourmet food.

Venue: Kutani Ware Ceramics Village Special Venue

inquiry: Kutani Tea Bowl Festival Steering Committee (Kutani Ceramics Commerce and Industry Cooperative, Ishikawa Prefecture)
Tel: 0761-58-6656

[Banko ware / Mie] Yokkaichi Banko Festival 

Held on the second Saturday and Sunday of May

May 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun), 2022

Location: Around Banko Shrine and Banko no Sato Kaikan  (Scheduled to be held at Yokkaichi Dome in 2022)

3 Toeicho, Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture 510-0035

inquiry: Manko Ceramics Wholesale Commercial Cooperative  * This is the site of Manko no Sato Kaikan operated by the union.

[Echizen Yaki / Fukui] Echizen Ceramics Festival

Last Saturday, Sunday and Monday of May 

Held at Echizen Pottery Village.About 60 kilns in the prefecture exhibited new works.More than 100,000 people visit every year to sell Echizen ware at a bargain price.

Location: Echizen Pottery Village
Inquiries: Echizen Ceramic Art Festival Executive Committee (inside Miyazaki Community Center)



Kanto / Tohoku / Others


[Mashiko / Tochigi] Mashiko Ceramics Market

Spring: Golden Week 

2022 is from April 29th (Friday / holiday) to May 8th (Sunday)


Held in various parts of Mashiko Town in the pottery market that has continued since 1966.
One of the largest pottery markets in Japan, which is crowded with 600,000 people in spring and autumn.
In addition to about 50 stores, daily miscellaneous goods and fine arts are sold at a lower price than the regular price in Tent Village.The works of the artist are also on sale, and you can enjoy conversations and interactions with the creators.

Opening: From the Mashiko Town Tourism Association website

Location: Various parts of the town such as Jonaizaka

inquiry: Ceramic City Executive Committee (Mashiko Town Tourism Association)
Tel: 0285-70-1120

◆◆ Mashiko Pottery Market, Mashiko Ware, Mashiko Writer  Herefrom◆◆
Enokida kiln ( Satoshi Enokida   Wakaba Enokida
Kawajiri Ceramics Factory  
Yoshiko Kasahara
Shinobu Suzuki
Toshiyuki Haramura
Yagami Sayo
Hanako Sakashita
Wakasama Ceramics
Hana Craft
Matsuzaki Rei

◆◆Stroll around the pottery production area◆◆
Recommended shops & places in Mashiko  Here


[Kasama ware / Ibaraki] Kasama pottery flame festival

Late April (during Golden Week)

2022 is from April 29th (Friday / holiday) to May 5th (Thursday)

Held at Kasama Art Forest Park Event Plaza. More than 200 potters, kilns, shops, etc. gather to display and sell Kasama ware.
There are many shops of the creators themselves, and it is fun to talk with potters and writers.

Source: From the official website of Kasama Himatsuri Festival

Location: Kasama Art Forest Park Event Square
inquiry: Kasama Yaki Cooperative
Tel: 0296-73-0053

◆◆ The Kasama artist who handles at our shop Here

Kei Kajita
Shinome kiln

[Craft Fair Nagano] Craft Fair Matsumoto  

May final soil and day 

May 28 (Sat) and 29 (Sun), 2022

Held at Agatanomori Park in Matsumoto City.

Our motto is to connect "people who make things", "people who want to use", and "people who want to make something in the future". It is crowded with many craft fans.

source: Go Nagono From the site

Location: Agatanomori Park
inquiry: NPO Matsumoto Craft Promotion Association

[Craft Fair / Kanagawa] Fujino Round Pottery Market 

3rd day of May 

May 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun), 2022

A pottery market held in "Fujino, the city of art" in Midori-ku, Sagamihara. Go around the atelier and the workshop.

The number of visitors is increasing every year.

source: Sagamihara Tourism Association Site Than

Location: Fujino's workshop and atelier (shuttle bus available from Fujino Station)

Inquiries: Fujino Tourism Association
Tel: 042-684-9503 
Fujino Round Pottery Market Official Website

[Craft Fair Nagano] Yatsugatake Craft City

Held in spring, summer and autumn 

July 8 (Gold), 9 (Earth), 10 (Sun), 2022

Held at Yatsugatake Nature Culture Park in Hara Village, Suwa District, Nagano Prefecture.
Approximately 130 handmade craft items will be exhibited on the large site of Yatsugatake Nature Culture Park.

source: Haramura government office site Than

Location: Yatsugatake Nature Culture Park
inquiry:Yatsugatake Craft City   

◆◆ Authors handling at our store that opened ◆◆
Ruriame Kobo


[Craft Fair / Saitama] Living Tokoro Market


Spring and autumn

Held at the Aviation Memorial Park, the birthplace of Tokorozawa's aviation, with its vast and rich greenery.
About 100 exhibitors / performers and about 10,000 visitors will visit.
Craft art, food and agriculture, music and fun events with the theme of "connecting, interacting, living and working".

Source: From the Tokoro Market site where you live

Location: Aviation Memorial Park
inquiry: Tokoro Market to live in

◆◆ Authors handling at our store that opened ◆◆
Yuya Machida  

Update Date: April 06, 2022
The situation of the event is suddenly changed, postponed or canceled.Please contact the event organizer for details.I wish you all a wonderful Golden Week!

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