At the Hanno Handicraft Fair, professional craft artists from Hanno City and neighboring areas along the Seibu Line (specifically Toshima Ward and Chichibu City), who work with ceramics, wood, dye, glass, and metal get together to showcase their gorgeous handmade work. Last year, the event organizers held a raffle for customers who purchased ¥3,000 or more. Prizes were select handicraft products chosen from among the vendors. This year, there are at least 100 vendors signed up to sell handicrafts and food and is the highest number of vendors since the fair was conceptualized. Aside from the handicraft vendors, there will be food vendors and all day stage entertainment. Note that the fair hours are slightly different per day.
5/18 (Friday) 10:00-16:00
5/19 (Saturday) 9:00 - 16:30
5/20 (Sunday) 9:00 - 16:00
Plan to visit nearby attractions before or after the fair. Tenranzan is opposite the fair grounds and is an easy 15 minute hike. Cool off at the Hanno River and take photos with the picturesque red bridge in the background.
20 minute walk from Higashi Hanno Station West Exit or Hanno Station North. Or take a local bus that stops at Tenranzan and it's a 3 minute walk from there.
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For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan.