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.