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Today's Recommendation:

Souvernirs that will remind you of your time in Japan……
…You can find your favourite item in Arita!
Mitsutake Shoten

Carefully Hand-Painted Soba Noodle Cups With Arabesque Phoenix Design
With their calm colours, these cups match every dining table.
These items were produced by Studio Iro wa Niowedo in Kyoto.

Mitsutake Shoten

Seasonal Event Information

  • The thirteenth Arita Hinamatsuri Festival

    With plenty of colourful Arita porcelain, this festival announces the arrival of spring.
    Date: From Saturday, February 4, 2017 to March 20 Monday (holiday)

  • Opening of the Climbing Season of Mt. Kurokami

    Mt. Kurokami was appointed one of the "100 Greatest Japanese Natural Areas to be Conseved for the 21st Century"
    Date: Every year on the first Sunday of April

  • Magarigawa Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Cherry Blossom Festival is held to pray for safety, plentiful harvest, the prosperity of the local industry and the health of Arita's inhabitants.
    Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017

  • Tango Rhododendron Festival

    Enjoy rhododendrons, cherry trees, azaleas and wisteria in full bloom!
    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Arita Ceramics Fair

    The Arita Ceramics Fair is Japan's largest ceramics market, visited by porcelain lovers from all over the country.
    Date: Every year from April 29 to May 5

  • Arita international ceramics exhibition

    An open exhibition of unpublished ceramics
    Date: April 29, 2017 (Saturday, celebration) - Sunday, May 7

  • Touso-Sai - A Festival for the Father of Arita Porcelain

    This festival is dedicated in gratitude to Ri Sanpei, the "Father of Arita-Porcelain" who initiated the development of Arita's ceramic industry.
    Date: Every year on May 4

  • Firefly Viewing Festival

    Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
    Place: Parking Space in front of the East Branch of Arita Town Hall

  • Arita Summer Festival Firework

    In the scope of this summer festival, the people of Arita express their gratitude towards their ancestors.
    Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • Arita Window Display Contest

    High school students shape Arita!
    Date: From Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Sunday, August 27

  • Juuhachi-Ya (Night of the 18th)

    The highlights of this event are groups of young men performing a dynamic quarrel and a self-made pinwheel firework.
    Date: Every year on August 18

  • Arita Sarayama Festival

    The highlight of this festival is the porcelain plate dance "Sara-Odori", which is only performed in Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain.
    The Sara-Odori parade is a must-see for every visitor of Arita.
    Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

  • Arita Food and Agriculture Festival

    Arita which is full of crops of nature.
    Other than sale of delicious farm products and artefact, events to be able to enjoy in families are varied.
    Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
    Place: Arita Town Hall agency lap

  • Sue, Arida porcelain Festival of the thirteenth autumn

    Enjoy Arita's ceramic culture, rich nature and good meals served on splendid ceramic dishes.
    Date: From Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to 26th Sunday

  • Arita Ishiba Sumo Tournament

    This event is a ritual sumo tournament devoted to a mountain god of the Izumiyama Quarry.
    Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Nige Mochi Festival

    Date: Every year on the night of November 22
    Place: Shimohon-district, Arita

  • Event at the Turn of the Year: Arita's Porcelain Bowl Illumination

    Visit Touzan Shrine for hatsumode (the first Shinto shrine visit of the New Year) and enjoy the fantastic illumination with more than 1000 votive candles made from porcelain.
    Date: Every year in the night between December 31st and January 1st until about 2:00 am.

  • The thirteenth Arita Hinamatsuri Festival

    With plenty of colourful Arita porcelain, this festival announces the arrival of spring.
    Date: From Saturday, February 4, 2017 to March 20 Monday (holiday)

We see list

  • Arita Porcelain Fair is held in Arita-cho, Saga for from April 29 to May 5, and shops form a line for Arita in many places around the town, and village of quiet ceramic ware is always full very much only at this time.

  • Arita ware making to still succeed to tradition and technique of approximately 400 years as place of porcelain birth in Japan. In "hireso sound" and "4K picture "of state-of-the-art, please experience sense of reality.

  • Ceramic ware make PROJECT to adopt technique of Hizen 400 years for make of woman, and to rebuild as art of the beauty.
    Project begins to move in order to make all women beautiful in the Hizen ceramic ware zone of Saga, Nagasaki.

  • Modishness that tradition of 400 years and modern sensitivity shine. Video which took a trip to village "Arita-cho" and "Hasami-cho" of ceramic ware was completed!

  • "Sara-Odori" which claps its plate of porcelain which we held in both hands to dance skillfully. It is "Arita Sarayama festival" to show it by Arita townsman total participation.

  • Sightseeing PR movie "ARITA URESHINO GROOVE" which is over ageage of Arita-cho, Saga, Ureshino-shi has a lot, and please see Japanese Shibukawa research institute.


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