• Father of Seto Pottery Festival (Seto Toso Matsuri)

Seto-City Father of Seto Pottery Festival (Seto Toso Matsuri)

Date : 04/14/2018, 04/15/2018

  • Father of Seto Pottery Festival (Seto Toso Matsuri)
  • Father of Seto Pottery Festival (Seto Toso Matsuri)

A festival to honor the region's "Father of Pottery", Kato Shiro Zaemon

A literal translation of Seto Toso Festival would turn up as "Festival of the Father of Pottery in Seto". This event has plenty of cultural events and sellers offering everything, from food and amusement to reasonable pieces of fine pottery and much more.

Also included in the festival schedule are the religious ceremony and procession in honor to Kato Kagemasa, also known as Kato Shiro Zaemon, or simply "Toshiro". Legend says that, by the beginning of the XII century he settled in Mikawa after seeing that the soil there was good for earthenware, and built the first kiln, starting the pottery business at the area currently known as Seto. Now each year, the place where he is believed to be enshrined, Suehiko Shrine (located within the premises of the larger Fukagawa Shrine), holds this unique festival.

The two-day event will have lots of attractions around all the city. Information for foreigners may be a bit scarce. However, start by the market at the Parti Seto building, neighbor to the Owari-Seto Station (Meitetsu Seto Line), then to the Seto-Kura Museum just 150m east, and work your way to other locations.


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Nursing room
  • Wi-Fi
Date : April 14th (Saturday) and 15th (Sunday), 2018 (57th Edition)
Holding time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place : Area surrounding Owari-Seto Station
Location : 〒489-0811
2-1 Yamawaki-cho, Seto-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available, partially paid (combined cap. of all parking lots 860 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0561-85-2730 (Seto City Marutto Museum Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Sakaemachi Station (in Sakae) or Ozone Station, take the Meitetsu Seto Line train to Owari-Seto Station (last stop)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min from Seto-Akazu I.C. of the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway

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