Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to introduce Bizenyaki Matsuri (Bizen Pottery Festival).

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Bizen City is known for Bizenyaki pottery. During this annual festival, many potters (ceramic artists) in Bizen City open their places and offer great deals. I have been to this area on a regular weekend, so I was more surprised to see that there are so many of them! (where are they hiding?)

Main entrance is right across from JR Inbe Station. Inbe is like center of Bizen City (there’s no Bizen Station, by the way).

500 yen for each cup! Alright, let’s see…

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Bizenyaki Street is full of people!

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Walking along the canal. Relaxing. I found this quite neat. Cafe Coharuni is nearby as well.

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Smoke rising from the chimney.

Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

Encountered this dance performance. I suppose they are the same dancers we saw at the Hinameguri event (it is the next train station). Coolio.

Alright, let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Bizen Pottery Festival (備前焼き祭り)
Access Around JR Inbe station
Schedule The third weekend of October

Lastly

How do you find it? Bizenyaki definitely represents Okayama culture. Please take a visit when you get around.

See you around!

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