Come check out the handmade-craft fair at Notojima on 17-18 October!
Artists of all media and genres will feature their work at 16 craft booths. Crafts will include pottery, woodwork, glassware, dyed fabrics, illustrations, cloth goods, and leather goods.
There will be twelve food booths and musical performances both days, as well as kayaking on the 17th.
This is a great little festival to attend, especially if you’re looking for some handmade omiyage or gifts for people back home. There was a massage booth (2000 yen for 30 minutes), several amazing woodwork booths, beautiful glassware and pottery, and jewelry made of sea glass from the Sea of Japan. The location is about five minutes from the Notojima Aquarium and ten minutes from the Notojima Glass Museum by car, so why not make a day of it in Notojima?
Leah Zoller is a first-year CIR in Anamizu and enjoys finding and attending semi-obscure festivals.
Links: Japanese only
Lawn ground of We Land, Notojima
17-18 October 2009 (Sat/Sun)
Take the Noto Yuuryou. From Uwanadaya IC, take the 46 toward Wakura Onsen. At the 47, cross the Notojima Bridge and make a right turn at the 4th stop light. Turn left at the Noto Aquarium.
From the Noto, you can just follow the signs to Notojima and then toward the We Land Campground. There are plenty of bilingual signs, and I had no problem getting there without a map.You’ll enter the first gate for the Aquarium, but you’ll turn at the We Land sign before you get to there. Free parking.
Also, you can input the address into google maps.
Take the JR Nanao Line and get off at Wakura Onsen. Take Notojima local bus. Get off at 能登島臨海公園 (Notojima Rinkai Kouen [Coastal Park]). Walk for 15 min to We Land.
Buses departing from Wakura Onsen:
7:43, 9:38, 10:48, 12:18, 14:28, 16:33, 17:28, 19:19
Takes 30 min.