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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kyoto Gojo Pottery Festival 2013


Kyoto’s Gojo-Zaka Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Festival is now taking place.

It is an annual affair that has been held since 1920.

From morning till night for three days, a street market specializing in pottery opens.

Stall after stall sprout along the slope Gojo Dori from Kawabata up to Higashi-oji.

The area is famed for its Kiyomizu Yaki type of pottery. It was home to many artisans, their kilns, and pottery shops.

Japanese pottery can quickly get very pricey. At this festival, however, bargains abound.


August 7 - 10
9 am - 11 pm
Along Gojo Dori
Access: Keihan Gojo station

Cyclists should park along Kawabata Dori, which runs on the east side of the Kamo River, then walk.

Details in Japanese


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