Kutani Chawan Festival

Explore Kutani tea ware at this longstanding event

Early
May
Venue: Neagari Community Hall When: Early May 2023

With a history dating back to the early Edo period, Kutani ware is a traditional type of Japanese porcelain which originates from what is modern-day Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture. A short drive away in Nomi City, an annual Kutani Chawan (tea bowl) festival takes place for three days during Golden Week, and it has been running for over a century.

The event is scheduled at several different venues (the full list can be found at the bottom of the official site), and each location will have a variety of Kutani ware pieces available to purchase from different artisans.

Photo: Nomi City Hall

Getting there

The event takes place at several destinations in Nomi City, including the Neagari Community Hall. The hall is located just over 10 minutes on foot from Nomineagari Station on the Hokuriku Main Line.

The area's public bus will be free during the event dates, and will run from Nomineagari Station to the event venues.

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Sleiman Azizi 2 weeks ago
Ishikawa Prefecture is a treasure trove of art and craft. Nice.