What is the International Ceramics Festival MINO?
Since the first festival in 1986, the International Ceramics Festival Mino is held with the aim of supporting the growth of the ceramics industry and the enhancement of culture through the global exchange of ceramics design and culture with its theme of "International exchange of soil and flame -From You, From Now, From Here.
The festival has been constantly held every three years as a triennale, and this will be the 10th such event.
"The International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan" is the main event of the festival. In the last competition in 2011 we had an amazing 2,777 entries from 57 countries and areas around the world. This event is an internationally recognized world-class ceramic competition and all selected excellent works will be exhibited at Ceramic Park MINO.
Furthermore, a wide variety of attractive events of the ceramic industries of Tajimi city, Mizunami city and Toki city will offer the chance to come in contact with the appeal of the cultural climate and the historical treasure of Mino region as well as contribute to the development of the local region.
We feel that symbol captures the spirit of earth and flames those most indispensable elements in the creation of ceramics in a way that fits well with the sensitivities of the Japanese. In brief, the symbol features an abstract representation of flames over the Chinese character used to write the word for "Earth" in Japanese.
Earth ("Tsuchi"): The solid, unmoving aspect of this element suggests the depth of the history and the widening possibilities held by ceramics.
Flames ("Honoh"):The power of the representation of this word by brush expresses the move toward the future and the sensitivites of the creators of works of seramics.
Earth is an element of nature, of our planet ; flames represent culture, and the future.
From You, From Now, From Here.
Executive Committee president
Governor of Gifu Prefecture Hajime Furuta
Executive Committee Chairman
Mayor of Tajimi City Masanori Furukawa
General producer of International Ceramics Festival'17 Mino, Japan Executive Committee
International Ceramics Festival Mino, Executive Committee Office
Period of Exhibition
September 15 (Fri.) to October 22 (Sun.), 2017 for 38 days
Ceramics Park MINO,Tajimi City,Toki City,Mizunami City
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International Ceramics Festival Mino Japan, Executive Committee
Gifu Prefecture/Tajimi City/Mizunami City/Toki City/Federation of Japan Pottery Manufacturers' Co-operative Associations/Japan Pottery Wholesale Co-operative Unions/Japan Tile Manufacturers’ Association/Federation of Gifu Pottery 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 Ceramic 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 /JETRO Gifu/Ceramics Park MINO Foundation/Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd