two weeks ago Ben and I went to Okayama together with friends. We had some great food and visited beautiful Koraku-en and Okayama castle.
Okayama of course is famous for its pottery, bizen yaki, and at Okayama castle you can actually take pottery classes and make some bizen yaki pottery yourself. I made a pretty wobbly rice bowl, Ben made a very unique cup. The clay needs to dry for about a month before it goes into the kiln, so it doesn't break!
We had a lot of fun and spent a wonderful day in Okayama. It was my first time going there, but I definitely want to go again soon.