China Fair in Kyoto

Hello there! How have  you been so far? I think you forgot that I have blogs, lol. Yes, I myself almost forgot about them as well, lol. Well, I had lost interest in blogging for a while. Since I have been away from this blog for months, I have no idea what I should write. Then, I found that writing about a china festival inKyoto might be interesting.

This summer was really hot, and I avoided going out. I rarely went out, and this festival was one of those rare times. I don’t know why people in Kyoto hold the china (porcelain) festival in summer because summer in Kyoto is one of the muggiest places in Japan.

Anyway, the festival is held every summer, and many people have visited there because it opens from the morning to evening. I suggest to go there in the evening because it’s much cooler. You will be very comfy.



You can see lots of stands where people are selling their hand-made porcelain on the streets. If you love porcelain, the place is heaven.





They don’t sell Western porcelain at all. All are Japanese styles.










Usually, our pottery shops are just like this.


These are incense plates with Chinese zodiacs. I know you think they are very Japanese.


Another pottery shop.


I love the pottery designs and took this photo.  For some reason the designs remind me of one of my favorite painters, Klimt :


My husband and I visited a temple for pottery. These statues are made from porcelain dishes. Isn’t it cool? I don’t know what the left side is, but I think the right side is a samurai.


I prayed to the God of pottery to improve my painting skills on porcelain, of course.

I have reblogged this blog entry on my other blog, my porcelain painting blog. I will start posting the blog soon as well.

See you around in two weeks!



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dixie
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 12:51:52

    I can see you thinking what you can paint on so many of those pieces! Thanks for sharing.


    • yumi
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 13:42:03

      Hi, Dixie!

      Thank you as always for visiting my blog!! Heehe, I have so many ideas to paint, but I am very lazy to make them come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my big problem!


  2. yumi
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 13:09:21

    Reblogged this on My porcelain painting blog.


  3. Gay Towfiq
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 16:03:09

    Just like our art fairs except all China. Very interesting. Probably held in the summer because it is cheaper to rent the space during the off season. Thanks for sharing.


    • yumi
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:39:25

      Hi, Gay!!

      I think you are right! I don’t want to stand under the really hot sunshine all day long. It will kill me. The sellers are very patient!


  4. Emilie
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 18:08:47

    Thanks for sharing this, Yumi. That’s very interesting. I wish we had something like that here near me. Lots of ideas and lots of very interesting shapes of the porcelain. Did you purchase any of the porcelain?


    • yumi
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:37:54

      Hi, Emilie!!

      Thank you for visiting my blog again!! I purchased three serial bawls for us ( me, my daughter and hubby), but we are using them as a rice bawl, lol.


  5. Jane Holmes
    Oct 21, 2018 @ 22:35:16

    Thank you Yumi. Looks so interesting. Xx


    • yumi
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:36:41

      Hi, Jane!

      Thank you for the comment! I would love to visit porcelain fairs in the cooler weather!! I would be able to enjoy it more!


  6. Helga Jaermann
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:07:18

    Dear Yumi thank you very much, your blog is always very interesting


    • yumi
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:35:43

      Dear Helga!

      Thank you so much as always for visiting my blog! I do appreciate you a lot! I am glad that you liked the entry!! 🙂


  7. yukari Asahina
    Oct 27, 2018 @ 00:02:30

    Hi Yumiko-san! The porcelain temple is very interesting I’d wish there were one in Tokyo too , so I would be able to pray for to be able to paint better too! Looking forward to seeing your porcelain works!!!


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