All About Japan

Getting Crafty in Fukushima Prefecture

You, too, can have an amazing pottery-making experience at Suetoku-Gama.

A One-of-a-Kind Pottery Adventure in Miyagi

When you're ready to take a break from the sparkling winter snow, why not try making Japanese pottery in Miyagi.

5 Ways to Fall in Love in Okinawa

Even if you have less than 500 days of summer to spend in Okinawa, taking time to make memories in romantic spots on the islands will surely last beyond your trip to this subtropical paradise!

Go Treasure Hunting in a Porcelain Warehouse

Ready for a memorable shopping spree? Try a 90-minute treasure hunt for as much Japanese pottery as you can carry!

The Ultimate Cup Ramen Cooker

Place your cup noodles into this vessel and you'll feel as though you'll be transported back thousands of years.

10 Things to Do in Tochigi in Autumn

Autumn in Japan is a magical, colorful time, and Tochigi is no exception with its beautiful leaves and myriad of fun activities to do in the cool weather.

Castles, Gardens & Peach Boys—Oh My!

From Okayama Castle's rare black walls to the charms of Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, there's plenty to see and do in Okayama.

Tradition Meets Totoro in New Stoneware Set

One of Japan's most enduring traditions combines with one of its most beloved characters for an adorable, unmissable combination!

Classic Pottery via Gintama & Naruto

These stunning new plate series bring iconic imagery from the modern-day world of manga and anime to a revered traditional art.

Shaping Things That Endure

Australian potter Euan Craig has shaped his craft in Japan for decades, following a folk craft tradition that blends creativity and beauty with utility.

4 Incredible Kettles

Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!

Beautiful Japanese Pottery

The seven most beautiful pottery cups from The Wonder 500™.

10 Great Things to Do in Saga Prefecture

For many visitors to Japan, Kyushu is an overlooked destination. Which is unfortunate, because Saga Prefecture offers uncharted waters to explore, with its inspired history, bountiful natural resources and unique cultural activities.

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

How Imari Ware Took Europe By Storm

Imari ware began shipping from Japan to Europe in the late 17th century, and the elegant porcelain thrilled royals and nobles. The mountain village of Okawachiyama and its secret kilns is the best place to explore the history of Imari ware.

Neko Box Delivering Spring to Your Doorstep

Neko Box is a subscription service that makes sure you get quality goods from Japan each month. Let's see what waiting for us this time in the Hanami Box!

Rainy Days are the Perfect Excuse for Pottery

A rainy day doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. Pottery anyone?

Taking It Easy in Yamagata

A little rest and relaxation at Zao Onsen in Yamagata.

Empty Vessels Full of Meaning

Japanese artist Norihiko Terayama's work explores what happens when decoration overtakes form and function.

Attention to Detail is Key

Don't take your eyes off this video for a second, or you'll miss seeing the precision and concentration that it takes to design a single bowl.

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