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Toho Village

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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. 

 


 

Hoshuyama district

 


 

Koishiwara district

 

Koishiwara-yaki pittery

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

to Fukuoka.

 


 

Furnace for pottery


 

Featured Pottery, Takatori-yaki Hachizan


 

Featured Pottery, Koisiwara-yaki Tsurumi Pottery


 

Lodge in the Ponta no mori (Ponta forest)


 

Gyoja sugi

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pottery experience at Koishiwara 

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

 

  

 


 

General information

Address

Village hall ; 6425 Oaza-Hoshuyama, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture

Access

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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