Last Updated: Nov 4, 2023

Aichi’s Town of Tokoname

One of Japan’s Top Kilns

Donny Kimball
9 min readNov 4, 2023

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The famous chimneys of many of Tokoname’s kilns poke up over the townscape, thereby giving it the image that it might have had during the Edo period or early Meiji period. Tokoname City is well known for its production of Tokoname teapots called kyusu in Japanese as well as other ceramic pottery.

In today’s article, I am going to take you to the artisanal town of Tokoname. Located on the western side of Aichi Prefecture’s Chita Peninsula, Tokoname has long been famous as one of Japan’s six ancient kilns. From as long back as the Heian period (794–1185), Tokoname has been churning out amazingly high…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/