Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature, Koisiwara district, pottery
industry representative of Kyushu.
Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people in Fukuoka-prefecture,
and is located north side of Asakura-city. The Village consist of Hoshuyama district and
Koishiwara district. On July 5, 2017, the heavy rain disaster occurred in the northern part
of Kyushu, and Toho Village, both Hoshuyama and Koishiwara districts also suffered
great damages. Even, it takes a little time to return to previous conditions, you can enjoy
your journey here.
A type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara. The history dates back to the 17th century,
when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707) invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture
Furnace for pottery
Featured Pottery, Takatori-yaki Hachizan
Featured Pottery, Koisiwara-yaki Tsurumi Pottery
Lodge in the Ponta no mori (Ponta forest)
The big Cedar, called Gyoja sugi, literary meaning is Religious Trainee Cedar planted more
than 600 years ago. Circumference length : 8.3 metre, height : 52 metre.
Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery.
Try your hand at making the famous local Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery,
by learning how to create your own piece of Koishiwara-yaki pottery.
Location of Toho Village
Village hall ; 6425 Oaza-Hoshuyama, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture
70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city
80 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city
90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
|Population||2,000 pupulation density : 39 / km2|
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