Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to share a morning market in Setouchi City this time.

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

It is a monthly morning market near JR Osafune Station as well as the Bizen sword museum, so access is easy. There is free parking also if you drive.

Walking down from a parking. The market is waiting right down there.

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Explore the Market

It is a small market after all but with more than 20 local stores including some places we’ve visited before such as Organic Food Cafe Ito and &bread.

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City) Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

After passing through all, we came back to this store by an Italian guy who runs his farm in Akaiwa City. We couldn’t let go of lasagna! (damn we were starving!). We also got a cup of hot wine along with food (though alcohol free). Smell of cinnamon and spices give great appetite. Apparently ingredients are from his farm. Cool. We should take a visit sometime.

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

With a piece of deep-fried fish we got at another store.

Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (Setouchi City)

Taiko Performance

Taiko (Japanese drums) performance by locals is another highlight.

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Bizen Fukuoka Morning Market (備前福岡の市)
Access 778 Fukuoka, Osafune-cho, Setouchi-shi, Okayama
Schedule The every month fourth Sunday8 am – 11 pm

Lastly

How do you find it? It was small but full of energy. I would love to return.

See you around!

Arita Ceramics Fair in Saga

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

Hey hoo! It’s Mr. Wada back on duuuutyyyyy. Savy? I would like to introduce Arita Ceramics Fair in Saga this tiiiiiiiimeeee. Savy?

Arita Ceramics Fair in Saga

If you are familiar with pottery, Arita is known for its pottery called Aritayaki (just like Bizenyaki in Okayama). There is a festival happening every year between the April 29th and the May 5th in Arita town in Saga Prefecture. Around a million people visit during the festival! Population of Arita town is around 27,000. Schedule seems ideal for the golden week holiday for Japanese residents.

Some roads get closed for the event.

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

The pottery mountain!

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

Streets are full of pottery stores!

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

Checking out great deals.

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

Break time with local food.

Saga Arita Pottery Festiva|Arita Touki Ichi

Information

Name Arita Ceramics Fair (有田陶器市)
Access Around JR Arita station
Schedule Every year from April 29 to May 5
Website http://www.arita.jp.e.ew.hp.transer.com/event/

Lastly

How do you find it? There is also Autumn Arita Pottery and Porcelain Festival every November. Either in spring or autumn if you happen to visit Saga, please take a visit.

See you around!