Named after the City of Tokoname, which is one of The Six Ancient Kilns of Japan, Tokoname pottery dates back to more than 900 years ago. A special feature of this style of pottery is the smooth potters clay which is take from the ground in the city. The clay is rich in iron. The iron produces the very traditional red colouring of the ware, although many different colours have been developed since its inception.
Tea cups, water bottles and sake bottles are the most popular vessels produced in the Tokoname style. A favourite among Japanese ceramic collectors throughout the world, this style of pottery is infinite.