- 86th Setomono Festival & Fireworks - Commemorating the Appointment as Japan Heritage
Seto-City 86th Setomono Festival & Fireworks - Commemorating the Appointment as Japan Heritage
Date : 09/08/2018, 09/09/2018
The biggest ceramics, pottery & porcelain street market event in Japan - with fireworks!
The Setomono Festival, held since 1932, sees the local pottery industry celebrating the legacy of Kato Tamikichi, had as “Father of Seto Pottery”, and who studied this art in Kyushu during the Edo period and brought it to the Seto region. Numerous events take place over the festival’s two days, but among them, Japan’s biggest "Seto Pottery Bargain Market", where prices are way lower than usual, draws in several hundred thousand people from all over the country.