Bizen – The City Famed for Pottery and the Stunning Scenery

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If you admire pottery, then you will definitely want Bizen City (備前市) to be on your itinerary. You can easily spend a whole day strolling through all the pottery shops scattered around JR Imbe Station. We are sure that you will find some exquisite pieces of artwork that you would like to own. As one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, there is even a shrine that is mostly decorated with locally produced ceramics! And, if that isn’t enough to impress you, how about a shrine where they deified cows to worship as gods? When you pay homage, you throw little calves into the “donation box” instead of throwing money!

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