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Visit The Chita Peninsula!

June 29, 2015 by Ray Proper

Chita Peninsula, or in Japanese 知多半島 – Chita Hantō, is just south of Aichi Prefecture, east of Nagoya City in Central Japan.   The peninsula itself runs basically north-shouth.  To it’s west lies Ise Bay, to it’s east Mikawa Bay.  If you are looking to get away from the city and find some ocean, the Chita […]

Pottery Classes in Seto, Gifu at Studio Kasen

January 3, 2015 by First Admin

Hiorshige Kato is a fourteenth generation pottery master – his family were one of only four families to be protected by the Shogunate from the warring state in order to make tea ceremony goods for Nagoya Castle. Over the years Studio Kasen has gone through several transformations and in its heyday was the heart of […]

Akazu Pottery Area in Seto City, Gifu – Studio Kasen

January 15, 2014 by Ray Proper

Hiorshige Kato is a fourteenth generation pottery master – his family were one of only four families to be protected by the Shogunate from the warring state in order to make tea ceremony goods for Nagoya Castle. Over the years Studio Kasen has gone through several transformations and in its heyday was the heart of […]

Ceramics Shopping at the Cera Mall

November 12, 2012 by First Admin

The “Cera Mall” is a wholesale pottery shopping park in Tokoname City, on the Chita Peninsula. The area is famous for pottery, and you will find every local variety represented at the Cera Mall; which is the largest outlet in both scale and variety on the Chita Peninsula for ceramics. You will also find a […]

The Tokoname Pottery Path

November 12, 2012 by Ray Proper

  The Tokoname Pottery Path, or “Yakimono Sanpomichi” offers views of old traditional houses, workshops, buildings, implements of production, and pottery that typify the character of Tokoname’s unique atmosphere.   This atmosphere stems from Tokoname’s storied history.  It was already well-known as a pottery town at the end of the 12th century. Tokoname is one six […]

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