International Ceramics Festival Mino’98 , JAPAN

Outline of Exhibition

Period of Exhibition

October 23 (Fri) to November 3 (Tue), 1998 (12days)


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

Honorary President

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu


Governor of Gifu Prefecture Taku Kajiwara


Mayor of Tajimi City Masaya Nishidera


Tajimi City Gymnasium

Related Organizations


The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan'98 Executive Committee

Affiliated Organizations

Gifu Prefecture/Tajimi City/Mizunami City/Toki City/Kasahara Cho/Minoyaki Themed Park/ Initiative Promotion Contact Council/Federation of Japan Pottery Manufacturers' co-operative Associations/Japan Pottery Wholesale Co-operative Unions/Japan Mosaic 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 Export Ceramic Finishing United Corporations/ Gifu Ceramic Glaze Processing Industry Co-operative Association/ Gifu Ceramic Glaze Design and Technology Protect Council/ Gifu Tile Wholesale Co-operative Association/ Gifu Ceramics Material Association/Gifu Firebrick Industry Co-operative Association/Gifu Plaster Mold Manufacturers’ Co-operative Association/ Gifu Cardboard Industry Co-operative Association Gifu Oil Wholesale Association Tajimi Branch、/Gifu Trucking Association Tono Branch/Tajimi Constructors’ Association/ Gifu Institute of Invention and Innovation Tajimi Branch /Junior Chamber International Tajimi/Junior Chamber International Mizunami/ Junior Chamber International Toki

Supported by

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Ministry of Economy Trade, and Industry/ Agency for Cultural Affairs/ The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency/ National Land Agency/ Japan Patent Office/ International Industrial Design Group Council/JETERO/Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises、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/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/Gifu Institute of Design Promotion /The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology/ Gifu Prefectural Ceramics Research Institute/ /Mizunami City Ceramic Industrial Technical Laboratory/Toki City Ceramic Laboratory/Tajimi City Pottery Design And Technical Center/Tajimi International Association/Tajimi Japan-China Friendship Association/ Mizunami International Exchange Association/Mizunami-Reiryou Friendship City Promotion Council/Toki Mizunami Japan-Korea Friendship Association/Tono Seibu Broader-based Local Government Clerical Work Union

Cooperated by

NIPPON EXPRESS/ Seino Transportation Co.,Ltd/Japan Airlines/ Nagoya Rail Road Co.,Ltd/ Tohnoh Tetsudou Co.,Ltd/

Subsidized by

  • Nagoya Import Expo Memorial Foundation
  • Toshin Cooperation Fund for Regional Promotion
  • The Kao Foundation for Arts and Science
  • Tono Seibu Furusato Kasseika Kikin
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Globalization Measure

Main Projects

  • The 5th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
  • Exhibition of International Top Designers’ Artworks
  • Exhibition of World’s Life and Ceramic Wares
  • Exhibition of Lifestyle with Ceramic Wares
  • Junior Ceramic Festival
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Mino Ceramic Wares
  • Friendly Park for Communication and Experience