There is a strong and growing trend of interest in the Japanese countryside among foreign travelers. The problem is that good information for travel planning is scarce. Here we build a resource for anyone interested in traveling off the beaten track in Japan. Tajimi, the focus of this site, offers some of Japan's best pottery, as well as great local food, with a rich taste that suits many Westerners. The city is located near Nagoya, and an excellent starting point for further exploration of Gifu, with it's castles, excellent sake (preferably drunk in Mino ware cups from Tajimi), the largest number of festivals in any region in Japan, and charming small towns at just the right size for you who like to explore by foot far away from the crowds in Japan's tourist traps.
the tajimi AUTUMN Pottery festival - Held yearly on October 7, 8, 9.
Video teaser from Tamaki's liquor shop
This short video shows me and and the owner of Tamaki's Liquour Shop talking about the pottery on display during the Tajimi Autumn Ceramics Festival. We start with a large and finish with the sake cups. It's a very cosy shop, where you can also enjoy jazz events. Subtitles will be added shortly.