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What is International Ceramic Festival in Sasama(ICAF)?

ICAF was taken place in 2011 as a first-held international ceramic festival in Japan, which provides an opportunity to mingle with ceramic artists and ceramic lovers in the world through various interactive events such as workshops and slide lectures.

In Europe and the U.S, there are many interactive ceramic festivals presented by ceramic artists their own.

Whereas, here in Japan, a home of ceramic culture, such a event where ceramists can exchange their ideas and techniques has never been held so far. Only some international ceramic art competitions are exhibited.

Whereas, here in Japan, a home of ceramic culture, such a event where ceramists can exchange their ideas and techniques has never been held so far. Only some international ceramic art competitions are exhibited.

The venue, Sasama (kawane cho, shimada city, shizuoka) is a scenic valley village, surrounded by abundant nature, known as a production area of high-quality green tea and a village where a steam locomotive is still regularly running.

The idea of ICAF arose with an encounter of Sasama residents who want more people to know their beautiful village and Shozo Michikawa who have a strong will to have a festival for ceramists to inspire each other and exchange ideas in his country, Japan.

Then, it is now being brought to realization, supported by high-profiled ceramic artists who favor the concept of ICAF and volunteers who have variety of background.

Getting together to a small Japanese village from all over the world and make a leap to the world with the greatest messages and inspiration acquired in ICAF.

Sponsorship

International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama Executive committee