JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnamese youngsters in Hanoi fall for Japanese pottery

Vietnamese youngsters in Hanoi fall for Japanese pottery

Monday, May 23, 2016, 16:35 GMT+7

In the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi, Japanese pottery is now a hot topic amongst youngsters.

While Japanese pottery comes in many forms, professional collectors prefer pottery made by high quality ceramic brands including Arita, Noritake, and Double Phoenix.

Arita and Mino are two main types of ceramic which best represent Japanese culture.

Arita is named after a town located in Nishimatsuura District of Saga Prefecture. The town holds the Arita Ceramic Fair - a large annual ceramics fair that took place from April 29 to May 5 this year.

Mino is named after one of the old provinces of Japan and is the birthplace of Mino ware, a type of Japanese pottery known for its sophisticated designs.

Different types of Japanese ceramic products can be identified based on their shape and pattern, which often resemble animals or flowers.

Japanese pottery’s popularity is due, in part, to its affordable price.

The trendy pottery, imported by way of sea or through Cambodia, is popping up all over Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and being sold weekly at local coffee shops.





‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Latest news