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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!
Tanaka-Tokiten

Blueish-Green Long Neck Flower Vase (by Kiyotaka Aoki)
The application of three to four layers of glaze before firing, results in a gentle colour and a soft texture.

Tanaka-Tokiten

Seasonal Event Information

  • The 12th Arita Ceramic Hina Festival

    With plenty of colourful Arita porcelain, this festival announces the arrival of spring.
    Date: From Saturday, February 6, 2016 to March 21 (month, shinkyu)

  • 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: April 12, 2015 (Sun.)

  • Tango Rhododendron Festival

    Enjoy rhododendrons, cherry trees, azaleas and wisteria in full bloom!
    Date: April 18, 2015 (Sat.)

  • 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

  • Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition

    An open exhibition of unpublished ceramics
    Date: April 29, 2015 (Wed.) ~ May 8, 2015 (Fri.)

  • 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 30, 2015
    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: Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Arita Window Display Contest

    High school students shape Arita!
    Date: July 23, 2015 (Thu.) ~ August 23, 2015 (Sun.)

  • 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

  • Kunimi Festival

    Held at Mt. Kunimi with its splendid view of the Terraced Rice Fields of Take, this festival offers plenty of produce and foodstuff from within and outside of Saga Prefecture.
    Date: Mid-September 2015

  • 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: October 18, 2015 (Sun.)

  • 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 29, 2015
    Place: Arita Town Hall agency lap

  • The 11th Arita Autumn Ceramic Festival

    Enjoy Arita's ceramic culture, rich nature and good meals served on splendid ceramic dishes.
    Date: November 15, 2015 (Sun.) ~ November 23, 2015 (Mon.)

  • Arita Ishiba Sumo Tournament

    This event is a ritual sumo tournament devoted to a mountain god of the Izumiyama Quarry.
    Date: November 15, 2015 (Sun.)

  • 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 12th Arita Ceramic Hina Festival

    With plenty of colourful Arita porcelain, this festival announces the arrival of spring.
    Date: From Saturday, February 6, 2016 to March 21 (month, shinkyu)

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