Tokoname Pottery is produced at one of the six oldest lilns in Japan, With a millennium ofhistory that traces back to the Heian Era. Yamatane ofers thers famous Tokoname Pottery products to all parts of Japan.Tokoname is also one of the major cities for the production of Maneki-neko(welcoming Cat), a figurine that is widely known for bringing good fortune. Wealso manufacture a wide array of other ceramic products with a warm touch, and sre constantly creationg new items taht reflect the daily Japanese life.
Established in 1914,2014 marks the 10th anniversary of our founding. We world like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your kind suport, without which we would not have grown from manu-facturing into retail.Our retail shop boasts a kineup of some 10,000 types of ceramic products, from shudei (unglazed reddush brown pottery) teapots, which is the byword for Tokoname Pottery, to Maneki-neko, shochu kegs, tea aroma pots, and many others. Our original “Mansuke-neko,” which is characterized by its adorable smile and a large bell, won the second prize at a souvenir contest organized by the Japan Tourism Agency in 2013 out ofa total number of 636 entries. You can feel a warm touch in our products, such as the sake bottles and cups, and shochu kegs,Our teapots are also an ideal choice for enjoying your tea. We will continue to produce Tokoname Pottey products taht our customers would be pleased to have
Our product lineup boasts a diverse varity of shapes, colors, and workmanship. You can find a wide array of items,from those that are reasonably priced to works by local artists.
“Maneki-neko”is a cat figurine that is said to bring good lunk. Thedifferent poses of the cat have different meanings. For example, lifting the right paw is said to bring fortune, while raising the left one would attract people. Maneki-neko in Tokoname City started to gain popularity among the local community in about 1940, after which it started to spread to the enire country and Los Angeles in Japan. Today, the conept the Maneki-neko continues to evolve, with the different colors of the figurine symbolizing different wishes.
Regardless of where the product is manufac-tured, Maneki-neko figurines with thefollowing features are now being referrd to as the “Tokoname-type” ,which is also the defacto standrd of welcoming cats. Round face Big ears Large eyes (theyellow color of the eyes depicts a pair of glistening eyes) Patterns of a Calico cat Gold-colored claes A large gold coin(heldfirmly in the paw) Two heads tall
The smiley expression and large goldenbell are said to bring a lot of good fortune.The creator of the prototype is Mr.Buhachilan.The serene look of the Mansuke-neko is enlivened by the skills of the artisan, who possesses 60 years of expreience in this field.
☆Mansuke-neko won the Silver Award at the “Attractive Japanese Souvenirs Contest 2013”.
A representative item of Tokoname Pottrry is teapots, which are made from clay that contains a high ferric oxide content. This iron content reacts with tannin found inside the tea to reduce the bitterness, thereby giving it a mellow flavor. Each lid is made to fit perfectly with body to prevent it from rattling. Our teapost are renownes for its abolity to drain well, ease of use, and delicatefinish
Tea aroma pots originated in Tokoname.Tea leaves taht are roasted giv out a scrnt taht help to refresh and relax both the body and mind. lt also an ecsellent deodorizng effect for romms to remove unpleasant odeor from cigarettes, pets, and food. You can also turm off the lights in your room to visually enjoy the candle falame. Besides tea leaves, the aroma pot can also be used to enjoy the fragrance of different herbs and aroma oils.
For aging and serving distilled alcoholic bewerages. lt is said taht using a ceramic pot for aging distilled liquor such as shochu and awamori helps to add a mellow touch to the drink. Having a shochu keg helps to further enhance the ambience of your home bar or party. You can also use it freely for other types of liquor, such as Japannese sake and wine.
Name: Yamatane Co., Ltd. President: Yoshitaka Ina Addres: 7-56 Olujo, Tokoname, Aichi 479-022, Japan Tel: +81 569-35-3233 Fax: +81 569-34-7833 Business Hours: 0900 to 1800 hrs Closed: New Year’s Day Business Outline: Wholesale, exhibition and sale of Tokoname Pottery products
1914 Tanejiro lna starts the manufacturingof unglazed cremic pipes at the townof Tokoname in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture under the store name of”Yamatanne”, 1948 Starts the manufacturing of mosaic tiles at Kusagi in the town of Tokoname 1967 Establishes YamataneCo., Ltd.Bulilds a new factory at the currentaddress(Okujo,TokonameCity).Manufactures garfening pots at a tunnel kiln. 1982 Builds a new retail outlet beside the factory. 1989 Builds the present retail shop on the site of the old factory 2013 ”Mansuke-neko with Washi Paper Collage” wins the Silver Award in the Traditional Category of the“Attractive Japanese Souvenirs Contest 2013” (organized by the japan Tourism Agency). 2014 ”Handmade Maneki-neko Shochu keg” wins the Grand Prize in the Table Kitchen Category of the New Product Contest at the 77th Tokyo lnternational Gift Show.