"Tokoname Yaki" is a pottery that was made around Tokoname-shi, Aichi Prefecture around 1100 AD. Its history is old, there are 3,000 hole kilns in the latter part of the Heian era, pots and dishes etc were baked. The main kiln at that time was Tokoname, Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tamba, Bizen, which is called "Japan 6 old kiln", Tokoname was the largest producing area among them. In the Edo period I began to make teaware of red mud. The vermillion of Tokonameki is because the Iron content contained in the raw material or the iron oxide mixed in the clay has red color. This vermillion mud used for manufacturing is excellent in water resistance, it does not suck water, so it is ideal for teapot. Recently, not only vermillion but also objects of various colors such as ocher, black, brown, and green have been made. In Tokoname-shi, you can explore the alley like a maze, you can watch a brick chimney, a kiln, a black fence factory, a slope of using pottery waste materials, art gallery.

Aichi / North Region

Aichi / Central Region

Aichi / Eastern Region

Aichi / South Region