Dear friends and Nanten Pottery fans, 

We hope this finds you and your families well during this strange and difficult time. With the COVID-19 atmosphere, we cannot know when restrictions will be imposed or lifted, so we are going ahead with the planning of our in-person Utsuwa Matsuri (open house). Below are the details we are planning at the moment, and it will be updated whenever changes are made.  We hope to see you at our open house, but we understand if you feel this is not a possibility! 


Blessings to you and your family, and we hope to see you happy and healthy this year, next year, or virtually!

Hironobu and Elizabeth Nishitateno

Nanten Pottery

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  • 7TH ANNUAL UTSUWA MATSURI (open house):     IN-PERSON!      November 6-8, 2020     Loves Park, IL


IN-PERSON 7th Annual Utsuwa Matsuri (open house)

What:     Join us at our studio and take your pick of regular items, new items, and seconds! See our tools and machinery, taste some pre-packaged Japanese snacks, and chat with Nishi!

In-person precautions: We are so pleased to offer our Utsuwa Matsuri in person this year! Extra precautions are in place to enhance your safety. Attendees are asked to wear face masks, and hand sanitizer will be available for everyone's use. Pottery will be spread out between our building and three tents. We have added a day to our open-house weekend to space out attendance...now Friday through Sunday! Pre-packaged snacks will be available this year. Come hungry for pottery!

Unsold pottery will be listed to our Etsy web shop about two weeks after the Utsuwa Matsuri for those who could not join us. www.NantenPottery.Etsy.com  Please follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates!

Extra fun:     We're doing a giveaway this year, so be sure to come for a chance to win!!

When:     November 6-8, 2020

Time:     Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

                Saturday and Sunday:* 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     *Note that Sunday is Daylight Savings, so clocks are turned back at 2:00 a.m.

Place:     Nanten Pottery Studio

Address:     7064 Harlem Road in Park, IL 61111

Phone:     (815) 209-6725

URL:     www.NantenPottery.com