Excursion to Tokoname!

Hey there FEA! So last weekend my Traditional Japan class took a field trip to Tokoname to participate in a pottery lesson, in Japanese they call it 陶芸 (Togei). Because there were so many of us we had to split into two groups and when we weren’t participating in togei, we wandered around the town of Tokoname. I found so so so many statues of cats everywhere!! There is even a famous large cat head statue which I was fortunate enough to find and get a picture of! Firstly, here are some photos of the town we visited (:

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These cat statues are supposed to bring good fortunes if you touched them so we went through and patted some of them. My personal favorite is the last one: Peace (:

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Here is our teacher showing us how to make either a bowl, plate or cup!

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I made a bowl…cup..vase.. thing. It was supposed to be a cup. Still looks beautiful to me!
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There were many shops with handmade pottery for sale! Here are a few photos of some beautiful handmade and painted pottery!

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Here is the giant cat! This is a giant maneki neko named Tokonyan! Members of the town call it the Welcome Cat. I think I enjoyed seeing the cat statues around town the most!