|The Town’s Pottery Fair have been held twice a year since 1966---once in the spring during Japan’s Golden Week Holiday, and once in the fall around November 3rd.
There are about 50 shops and as many as 500 tents set up selling pottery.
There is a great variety of pottery sold---from traditional Mashiko pottery such as vases and pots to articles for daily use such as cups and plates.
The Pottery Fairs provide a great chance to enjoy talking with young artists and local potters in the shops and tents.
Besides pottery, freshly-harvested vegetables grown in Mashiko and some other speciality items from the region are big attractions of The Fair. Every year about 800,000 people come to enjoy The Fairs.
The Pottery Fair Board
(Toki-ichi Jikko Iinkai)