HIMATSURI (pottery festival)

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Kasama no Himatsuri (Pottery Festival) annually takes place from April 29th to May 5th. Lots of ceramic works by local artists are exhibited and pottery-making demonstration is performed by the artists. This is a kind of pottery market where you can buy your favorite directly from makers.
The Kasama-yaki pottery developed from Shigaraki-yaki in the Edo period. Since then, Kasama has been famous as a pottery production district in the Kanto area.
"Kasama Tsutsuji Matsuri (Azalea Festival)" is also held at the same period. (The flowers are beautiful roughly from late April to mid-May).

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INFORMATION

LOCATION Kasama Geijyutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama City
CONTACT Kasama Tourism Association
TEL: 0296-72-9222
PARKING 1,100 cars (ordinary cars: 300 JPY. Large buses: 1,000 JPY. Middle-sized buses: 500 JPY)
There are three parking lots (North, South and East) in the park, and temporary parking lots are open depending on crowdedness.
ACCESS By car: Approx. 8 minutes from Tomobe IC on Joban Expressway.
By train: Get off at Kasama Station on JR Mito Line. 30 minutes on foot from the station. Or, take the shuttle bus.
WEBSITE http://www.himatsuri.net/

 

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