Bizenyaki Matsuri: Bizen Pottery Festival (Bizen City)

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!

Hinase Kashirajima Marche (Bizen City)

hinase kashirajima marche bizen city

Hinase Kashirajima Marche (Bizen City)

Kashirajima is an island in Bizen City, accessible through the bridge from Hinase where it is known for its oyster festival in February. However, on the day of this event we are expected to take a free boat ride from Hinase.

We left our car at the Gominoichi market. You can access by train easily as well. The nearest station (Hinase Station) is just a 5-minute walk.

The boat (ferry?) seems available every few hours. We were just at a perfect timing!

What a nice day huh? I can smell the sea. Kashirajima is actually not that far. It took only 10 minutes (!).

Here we are. Turns out, the market is very compact (just around the port) but enjoyable with different food and relaxing ocean view.

Aside from Kashirajima marche, there is a monthly market at Gominoichi market (where we caught a boat) as well (1st Sunday of every month).

Alright, let’s call it a day.

Information

Name Hinase Kashirajima Marche (日生 かしらじま マルシェ)
Access Around Kashirajima Port.
Schedule Check Bizen City Website

Lastly

How do you find it? It was a bit like a getaway from the crowd and traffic. It may take you to slow life.

See you around!