Japan, Tochigi Prefecture, Travelling Japan


Nasu is what we call the area that I live in, actually it stands for Nasushiobara and really encompasses large area (as well as being a city) and a number of regions wrongly get called “Nasu”. Actually I live in Otawara, but I use the name Nasu because no-one has heard of the smaller Otawara, Nasu is more famous and…

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Cultural, Japan, Tourist attractions

Mashiko Pottery Fair

I’ve been to Mashiko a few times now, it’s an amazing small town with a great history and energy.  However twice a year in Ceramics fairs are held in spring and autumn (May and November)  so I thought it was time to go back… Mashiko is south of me, but still in Tochigi it is known as a production center…

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