Koishiwara Spring Pottery Festival

START: May 3, 2024 END: May 5, 2024

Nestled in the lush Koishiwara region, abundant in red clay ideal for pottery and forests supplying kiln fuel, craftsmen have been creating ceramics for about 350 years. Approximately 50 kilns in the area produce two distinct types of ceramics: the daily-use pottery known as “Koishiwara-yaki,” and the esteemed “Takatori-yaki,” counted among the famous Enshu Seven Kilns. These kilns often have adjoining galleries and are primarily located along the national highway. In the village center, visitors will find roadside stations and communal exhibition halls, while charming backroads reveal terraced rice fields and traditional thatched-roof houses.

Held twice a year in spring and autumn, the Pottery Markets showcase new creations from various kilns and offer numerous items at special prices. As visitors explore the kilns and galleries, they can also enjoy a leisurely walk through the region.

Koishiwara Spring Pottery Festival, 小石原 春の民陶むら祭

• 5/3 (Fri., hol.) ~ 5/5 (Sun., hol.)
​​• 9:00~17:00 (varies by pottery)
• Koishiwara, Toho-mura area
Koishiwara, Toho-mura, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka

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Published: Apr 26, 2024 / Last Updated: Apr 26, 2024

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