Tokoname located on the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya is an ancient kiln town famous for its high quality ceramics, especially its redware tea sets (kyusu) and maneki neko pot cats.
During the Edo Era (1603-1867) Tokoname was a major manufacturing town for ceramic water pipes, many of which were sent to the Shogun's capital at Edo (Tokyo) by sea to provide drainage and create the city's early water supply.
Nowadays, Tokoname is a sleepy town of 55,000 most often visited at the weekends by people walking the various courses around the potteries and buying ceramics.
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