Preserving and developing Phu Lang pottery village in Bac Ninh

Wednesday, 28/02/2024 09:59
Consul General of Vietnam in Fukuoka Vu Chi Mai on February 27 visited Toho pottery village and Onimaru Co., Ltd.
Consul General Vu Chi Mai and delegates (Photo:

This place is receiving and training trainees from Phu Lang pottery village under the program sponsored by JICA, Japan and entrusted to Onimaru Co., Ltd. and Toho village in Fukuoka province in coordination with Bac Ninh province to implement the project to develop Phu Lang pottery village.

The project aims to support and guide the production of pottery according to Japanese methods and techniques; providing high-quality ceramic products with beautiful designs; preserving and developing pottery for future generations and developing the local economy.

At the same time, the project also aims to promote Phu Lang ceramic products to the world, building a plan to develop cooperation with Japan and Phu Lang ceramic making in the future. This is also a cultural-economic exchange program between Bac Ninh province and Fukuoka province, Japan, contributing to strengthening Vietnam-Japan relations.

Speaking at the event, Consul General Vu Chi Mai thanked Mr. Shinta Hideki and artisan Onimaru Hekizan and other artisans in the project for always caring, creating conditions and supporting the project to develop pottery-making in Phu Lang village.

She expressed her wish that in the future, through exchange events, learning and imparting techniques, Vietnamese and Japanese ceramic artisans can create unique, multicultural products, and promote deep cultural ties between the two countries.

Mr. Nguyen Quy Thanh, Vice Chairman of the Phu Lang Commune People's Council, member of the project management board, said that the project has been carried since 2021, with the focus on training and improving pottery making skills for Phu Lang villagers.

This business trip, the Phu Lang Commune People's Committee sent 22 selected trainees from Phu Lang pottery village to join in a training course, directly guided by artisans from Toho pottery village (Japan) in combination with traditional techniques of Phu Lang village. In addition, students are also guided on techniques to create unique terracotta products./.