A Celebration of Pottery every april
The Tajimi pottery festival was held on April 10 and 11 with good and attractions on display around our city. A large number of pottery lovers gathered to look through the stands crammed with all kinds of ceramics, including the Mino ware the area is famous for. Street performers lured large crowds, showing of everything from acrobatics and juggling to balance acts and musical performances. Tajimi is situated in the middle of the world's largest production area for ceramics, and vertically every kind of goods are produced here due to the very rich deposits of high quality clay.
The festival area is spread out from the station all the way to the old City Hall. There was a large variety of food stands, cafés and restaurants serving the visitors, and the beer was extra tasty in the warm spring day.
A new high-profile project to promote the city's proud ceramics tradition was present in the form of the four main characters in the upcoming animated series for TV, Yakunara Mug Cup Mo ("Let's make a mug cup too"). Look here for a collection of promotional films and trailers we have produced for the series.
There are plenty opportunities to be surprised when you stroll around the area (the walk from the station to the end of the festival area takes around twenty minutes). For example, when I stepped into one of the shops I discovered this beautiful garden at the back. There is also a café in the same shop with a view over the garden. I also discovered a table full of miniatures of historic, traditional pottery, and had a great conversation with the potter himself. The little plates are popular and sell for 3,000 yen a piece, he told me.
Tajimi Tourist Association is now running a program including around 70 different experiences where you can see and try a wide variety of ceramics and pottery related creative work. Experiences available in English are listed in this article. Tajimi sits in the centre of the world's largest ceramics production area. The program runs from October 10 (Thur) to December 22 (Sun). A downloadable pamphlet is available here. Check our event calendar to see what is going on day by day. Welcome!
Visit the Ceramic Park in Tajimi to view and buy exquisite pottery. Prices range from a few dollars to tens and thousands of dollars. May 3rd - 6th, 10:00 - 17:00. There is also a very nice exhibition of Danish design, focused on furniture (and there is ceramics as well). See our news article here.
Get information on the Museum, access, etc. here.
View a nice panorama exhibition photo here :-).
Access information for Tajimi here.
The largest collection of Danish furniture ever exhibited in Japan is now on display at Ceramic Park in Tajimi. The exhibition is focused on furniture, but there also ceramics, cutlery, light fixtures - even bicycles! Rare antiques as well as recent designs are exhibited.
The exhibition opened on April 21 and lasts until June 17 (Sun). Recommended!
DIRECTIONS to: The Mino Ceramic Art Museum
〒507-0801 Gifu-ken, Tajimi-shi, Higashimachi, 1 Chome, 岐阜県多治見市東町1丁目9−27
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/CqmU3BEGapM2
The 20-year olds in Tajimi celebrated their coming-of-age last Sunday in the Bunkakaikan great hall. We wanted to share the view of all the pretty kimonos with you! Best viewed in VR :-)
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This weekend pottery events are taking place all around Tajimi city. Leading potters are exhibiting their wares, which are also available for purchase. Many of the events are held near Tajimi JR station. Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the finest pottery in Japan!
Dates 2019: 12th, 13th and 14th of October.
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Program pamphlets available at the station.
Google map link to Tajimi Station here.
Event home page lives here.
After two rainy days the sun shone gloriously on the participants of the Tajimi Mino ware/sake festival at the North Exit of Tajimi Station, by the new park built there. Participants of the event Monday, September 18, could choose from a large variety of Mino ware sake cups as well as sake from a record number of local breweries.
Gifu Prefecture is well known for its excellent sake, and the Mino area in Gifu is a famous production centre for Mino ware. This event allowed participants to experience both. We recommend a visit to a local pub to enjoy both the beauty of Mino ware as well as local sake. A half hour train ride from Nagoya will take you there.
The International Ceramics Festival Mino Executive Committee has announced the winning artworks of "11th International Ceramics Competition Mino".
All award winners and honorable mentions will be displayed in an exbitition at the Ceramics Park MINO from September 15th, 2017.
If you are interested in Mino ware, you may also enjoy our new article "The Story of Mino Ware (Part 1).
The opening date for the International Ceramics Festival 17' Mino is approaching.
"Since the first festival in 1986, the International Ceramics Festival Mino has been held with the aim of supporting the growth of the ceramics industry and the enhancement of culture through the global exchange of ceramics design and culture with its theme of "International exchange of soil and flame -From You, From Now, From Here.
The festival has been constantly held every three years as a triennale, and this will be the 11th such event.
The International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan" is the main event of the festival. In the last competition in 2014 we had an amazing 2,579 entries from 1,247 applicants coming from 60 countries and areas around the world. This event is an internationally recognized world-class ceramic competition and all selected excellent works will be exhibited at Ceramic Park MINO.
Furthermore, a wide variety of attractive events of the ceramic industries of Tajimi city, Mizunami city and Toki city will offer the chance to come in contact with the appeal of the cultural climate and the historical treasure of Mino region as well as contribute to the development of the local region."
(Excerpt from the official Festival site)
Hans o. Karlsson
Chief blogger for Tajimi Tourist Association.