Kiso Valley 2013

From Tsumago to Magome

Out ’N’ about

From Tsumago to Magome

This is one of the biggest and oldest craft fairs in Japan, attracting around 50,000 visitors every year.

More than 250 craftsmen from all over Japan are presenting their products. We have scheduled some interviews and give you a short overview here. The 31st edition of Crafts Fair Matsumoto, our favourite fair, was held on May 30th and 31st.

In 1987, the small group of craftmen started Crafts Fair Matsumoto which has turned into the noteworthy event as years go by. And now Matsumoto is known as a craft towm.

Agata no Mori Park, the site where the Crafts Fair is held.

About 270 exhibitors were on site. It is said that there were applicants 5 times, or 10 times more.

Among the exhibition there are ceramics, glassworks, woodworks, metalworks,…

There is a sort of trend in products each year and it is not always our tastes. As a matter of fact we found this years, which are not fancy styles but rather eathy ones, excellent!