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Tokoname-City [Cancelled in 2021]
Tokoname Pottery Festival
(Tokoname-yaki Matsuri)

Date : 10/02/2021 - 10/10/2021

  • Tokoname-yaki Pottery Festival (Tokonameyaki Matsuri)

The 2021 Tokoname Pottery Festival has been cancelled.

Tokoname Ware - Pottery That Exists in the Midst of Every Day Life

Tokoname-yaki pottery boasts a thousand years of history, and the workshops, artists, wholesalers and more come together at this large spot-sale market.

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this year’s Tokoname Pottery Festival will not be held at the usual venue of Boat Race Tokoname. Instead, the festival will take place over nine days across four main venues, online through the Tokoname Pottery Festival web site, and at participating stores in the city.
Come search for pottery that captures your interest and encounter wonderful new works.

*: Starting in 2017, the Festival will be held in autumn instead of summer, with only the fireworks still held in summer.

2020 Venues

•AEON MALL Tokoname Venue (Only October 3rd and October 4th)
A total of 53 booths inside and outside of the venue hold exhibition sales, manekineko beckoning cat painting experiences, hands-on pottery experiences, and more.
AEON MALL Tokoname is also the location for the Tokoname Pottery Manekineko Festival on October 10th and 11th.

•Pottery Footpath Venue
A stamp rally for the movie “A Whisker Away” is currently ongoing.
The Pottery Footpath parking lot is free of charge on October 3rd and 4th.

•Tokoname City Ceramic Hall Venue
This venue brings together a plentiful line-up of Tokoname ware in a wide variety of types and price ranges. At Gallery Tokoname is an exhibition and sale by the Tokonameyaki Cooperative Association. The Tokoname City Ceramic Hall parking lot features booths from up-and-coming potters.

•CeraMall Venue
From tableware to large-scale pottery for outdoor use, large numbers of wares are gathered together in one place.
Receive a free eco bag when purchasing 3,000 yen or more during the festival at participating stores. Each store has also planned their own presents to look forward to.

• Tokoname Pottery Web Site
Tokoname Pottery Festival online shopping will be held for a limited time through the web site.

•Participating Stores in the City
For information about participating stores, please see the official web site or Tokoname Pottery Festival flyer.


-No shuttle buses run between venues.
-Holding times vary by venue.
-Contents are subject to change or cancellation depending on the current circumstances with COVID-19.
-For further details, please see the official Tokoname Pottery Festival web site.


  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
Date : Cancelled in 2021
Place : Please see list above for venues.
Location : 〒479-8501
3-8, Sakaemachi, Tokoname-City, Aichi (Tokoname City Ceramic Hall)
*: Access map shows the main location of the Tokoname City Ceramic Hall venue and the start of the Pottery Footpath
Fee : Admission Free of Charge
Parking : Due to limited availability, guests are kindly requested to use public transportation as best as possible.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0569-34-3200 (Tokoname Chamber of Commerce and Industry, weekdays only 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

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
    Alight at Tokoname Station on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line. Walk approx. 5 min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5 min. from Tokoname I.C. on the Centair Line/ Chita Odan Road.

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