第110回有田陶器市 – THE 110TH ARITA PORCELAIN FAIR

Hallo! Hannaです。

明日から(5日まで)有田の一大イベント、有田陶器市がスタートします!!ぜひお越しください^^

From tomorrow (until May 5th), Arita’s biggest event of the year, the Arita Porcelain Fair starts!! Looking forward to meeting you there.

Fair

イベント:http://www.arita.jp/news/001219.html

(Event information in Japanese; for English see below)

ガイドマップ:http://www.arita-toukiichi.or.jp/map/map.html

(Porcelain Fair map)

Besides a 4km long street full of porcelain shops and great porcelain bargains, there will also be a lot of events going on:

Events with the mascots of Saga prefecture, dance performances, street artists, a cooking show with Japan`s famous cook Hiromitsu Nozaki (on May, 4th (Sat.) at 1pm), games and many more!

[Time] 10am~ 3pm

[Place] Town Hall East Branch

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Fair with local dishes (ご当地グルメ): Here you can try all kinds of local specialties from in and around Saga prefecture (e.g. Bento with boiled Saga beef (すき焼き), Wakakusu curry with pork meat, famous “Ika Sanmi” Bento with squid, etc.)!

[Time] 10am~ 4pm

[Place] Town Hall East Branch

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Aritan Stamp Rally: Collect 3 Aritan* stamps, fill out the stamp rally form, hand it in at the Arita Chamber of Commerce and Industry and take part in a lottery to win awesome Aritan goods!

Stamp places (look for the Aritan-sign on the Porcelain Fair – map:

  1. Kami-Arita station
  2. Arita Chamber of Commerce and Industry (有田商工会議所)
  3. Exhibition hall of the Arita Ceramic Art Association (有田陶芸協会展)
  4. ご当地グルメ site (Town Hall East Branch)
  5. Arita station
  6. Arita Wholesale Area (有田陶磁の里プラザ)
    (*Aritan is Arita`s official mascot)

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Table arrangements exhibitions: Several shops** show their beautiful table arrangements using Arita-porcelain.

(**participating shops are marked by a green T-symbol on the Porcelain Fair map)

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The 110th Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition: here you can see ceramics art from all over Japan.

[Time] 9am ~ 5pm

[Places] Kyushu Ceramics Museum; Arita Chamber of Industry and Commerce

※until May, 9th (Thurs.)

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The Imari/ Arita Traditional Crafts Association Exhibition

[Time] 9am ~ 5pm

[Place] Arita Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 2nd floor

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The Arita Ceramic Art Association Exhibition (有田陶芸協会展): This thematic exhibition shows more than 100 artworks made by local potters.

[Time] 9am ~ 5pm

[Place] Special exhibition hall of the Arita Ceramic Art Association

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Enter the 8th Arita Porcelain Fair photo contest with your “best shot” of this year`s fair and win great prizes!

(You can find the registration form and further information about the contest (in Japanese) at the information corners/ tourist information in Arita.)

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“Japan Brand“ (ジャパンブランド) Exhibition: Here you can see many modern porcelain art works that have been highly valuated at former international exhibitions.

[Time] 9am ~ 5pm

[Place] Arita Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 3rd floor.

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今週も、有田の姉妹都市であるドイツのマイセンからの団体が来日しました。金曜日に福岡に到着して、今日から有田を訪問するので、とても面白い一週間になるでしょう :D.

In other terms, a delegation from Arita’s sister city in Germany, Meissen, is currently visiting Japan; they arrived in Fukuoka on Friday and came to Arita today, so this will be a very eventful week :D.

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