The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan'08


The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan'08


International exchange of soil and flame
-From You, From Now, From Here. -

Honorary Chairman

His Imperial Highness, Prince Katsura

Executive Committee President

Governor of Gifu Prefecture Hajime Furuta

Executive Committee Chairman

Mayor of Tajimi City Masanori Furukawa

Period of Exhibition

August 1 (Fri) to September 30 (Tue) 2008 (61days)


Ceramics Park MINO and other places

Admission Fees

  Joint Pass Adults Senior
Advance 1,200yen 600yen 500yen
Doors 1,500yen 800yen 700yen

※Joint Pass is valid for the Festival and other 2 exhibitions.

Project Outline

Main Projects
  • The 8th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
  • Designer In MINO’08 (dim) “Design will Change Mino!”
  • Art In MINO’08 (dim) “Art Project Taking Place in Mino”
  • Talk In MINO’08 (dim) “Let’s Talk Passionately about Mino!”
  • Opening Special Exhibits
    • -Ikebana Demonstration and Talk by Shogo Kariyazaki, Expert of Japanese Flower Arrangement
    • -Freelance Anchorman, Syunji Miyakawa’s Talk Show, “How to Enjoy Wine and Food”
  • Dream Kids’08
  • Junior Ceramic Exhibition
  • Toto Rakuichi Rakuza Free Market
    • Welcome Mall
    • Bowl and Food
    • Food and Onsen Hot Spring
    • Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Artists by TAJIMI Supporting Group for International Ceramic Artists
    • Day of Three Cities
    • Exhibition by NPO Senior Net Tajimi
    • Mino Antique Market
    • Collaboration of Local Sake and Bowls

Related Organizations


The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan Executive Committee

Affiliated Organizations

Gifu Prefecture/Tajimi City/Mizunami City/Toki City/ Federation of Japan Pottery Manufacturers' co-operative Associations/Japan Pottery Wholesale Co-operative Unions/Japan Tile Industry Co-operative Association/Federation of Gifu Ceramic Industry/The Tajimi Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ The Mizunami Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ The Toki Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Kasahara Chamber of Commerce and Industry/Gifu Pottery Industry Co-operative Association /Gifu Pottery Wholesale Co-operative Association/ Gifu Tile Wholesale Co-operative Association/ Gifu Ceramics Material Association /Gifu Plaster Mold Manufacturers’ Co-operative Association/ Gifu Ceramics Design Council/ Gifu Ceramic Designers’ Association/ Gifu Oil Wholesale Association Tajimi Branch/Gifu Trucking Association Tono Branch/ Mino Ceramic Art Association/Gifu Institute of Invention and Innovation Tajimi Branch/Tajimi Constructors’ Association/ /Junior Chamber International Tajimi/Junior Chamber International Mizunami/ Junior Chamber International Toki/Tajimi Mino Pottery Museum/Tajimi International Exchange Association /Ceramic Park Mino

Under the Auspices of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Ministry of Economy Trade, and Industry/ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism/Agency for Cultural Affairs/ Japan Patent Office/、The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency /JETERO/ Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN Chubu Branch/ The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry/Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry/Central Japan Railway Company/ The Asahi Shimbun Company/The Mainichi Newspapers/The Chunichi Shimbun/The Yomiuri Shimbun/The Gifu Shimbun/The Mid-Japan Economist/Nikkei Inc/The Sankei Shimbun/ The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd/Nihon Kogyou Keizai Shinbun Inc/ Jiji Press Ltd/ Kyodo News/NHK Gifu/Chubu Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd/ Tokai Television Broadcasting Ltd/Nagoya Broadcasting Network/Chukyo Television Broadcasting/ Gifu Broadcasting System, Inc /Aichi Television Broadcasting Co.,LTD

Sponsored by

Japan Association for the Promotion of Pottery Industry/Japan Pottery Inspection Association/Japan Institute of Design Promotion/ Japan Design Foundation/Japan Pottery Design And Technical Center /Japan Craft Design Association/ Japan Industrial Designers’ Association / Japan Interior Architects / Designer's Association/The Pottery Design Organization of Japan/ Japan Pottery Design and Technique Protection Council /The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology/Gifu Prefectural Ceramics Research Institute/Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center/ Mizunami City Ceramic Industrial Technical Laboratory/Toki City Ceramic Laboratory Ceratechno Toki /Tono Seibu Broader-based Local Government Clerical Work Union

Supported by


Subsidized by

Tono Seibu Broader-based Local Government Clerical Work Union/ Toshin Cooperation Fund for Regional Development/ Japan Agricultural Touto/ Chubu Electric Power Co, Inc Tajimi Branch/The Juroku Bank, Ltd/Tajimi Rotary Club/ West Tajimi Rotary Club/Tajimi Riverside Rotary Club/Tajimi Lions Club