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TOKI MINOYAKI BRAND CONCEPT
Toki Minoyaki passing on tradition and challenging the new generation
Toki Minoyaki continues to expand its unlimited possibilities
Minoyaki production started 1300 years ago, and is still a part of people’s everyday lives.

Its beginning was pottery as a work of art. Said to be the most magnificent type of ceramic in Japanese history, it was born in the Azuchi Momoyama period(1568-1598) and known as Momoyamato.
Here in Tono Gifu Prefecture, with the creativity of the artisans, the pot has been created to represent Japan, such as the leading Japanese pottery, Kiseto, Shino and Oribe. In the Momoyama period during when the culture of tea pottery flourished, Minoyaki continued to be improved upon and has been loved as an art. With the passing of time, the need for the pottery decreased. At the lowest point of its decline, the Minoyaki artisans, in order to pass on the tradition and to make a living, started to produce ceramic ware for daily use. The artisans succeeded in mass-producing a variety of ceramic ware by continuous trial and error. With this achievement Toki city rose to become Japan’s highest ceramic pottery producing city, and revived the industry.

Minoyaki followed along with the trends of the time. Now, once again it is faced with changing trends. The changes in lifestyle and the decreased appreciation of ceramics for daily use have resulted in the decline for its need. Also, cheap mass production of goods coming from overseas has pushed them aside and will continue to occur. Withstanding the situation, Minoyaki will continue on the path to change.

Minoyaki is a timeless art passed on through its tradition and technique. With passion, creativity and challenge, artisans work to make a smoother, high-quality and enhanced design, better for practical use. The uniqueness of Minoyaki will lead to the creation of the next generation of pottery.

With love for the City of Toki, the possibilities of Minoyaki are as infinite as the number of artisans and their pottery.
TOKI MINOYAKI STORY
鈴木陶苑 鈴木 哲平
SUZUKI TOUEN
Suzuki Teppei
カク仲 白石 文伸
KAKUNAKA
Shiraishi Bunshin
昭和製陶株式会社 加藤 源一郎
SHOWA SEITO
Genichiro Kato
知山窯 安藤 統
CHIZANGAMA
Osamu Ando
丹山窯 丹羽 哲男
TANZANGAMA
Niwa Tetsuo
Maruchu Inc. Hironao Sakai
MARUCHU
Hironao Sakai
角山製陶所 伊藤 真
KAKUYAMA SEITOJO
Makoto Ito
株式会社日本セラティ 鵜飼 研志
NIHON CERATY
Kenji Ukai
芳泉窯 有限会社カネ芳製陶所 北邑 宜丈
HOUSEN GAMA
Yoshitake Kitamura
株式会社カネセ 伊藤 洋介
KANESE
Yosuke Ito
伸光窯 金多田中製陶所 田中 一亮・久美子
SHINKOGAMA KANETA TANAKA
Kazuaki & Kumiko Tanaka
株式会社山功高木製陶 髙木 崇
YAMAKO TAKAGI POTTERY
Takashi Takagi
有限会社ヤマ亮横井製陶所 横井 亮一
YAMA RYO YOKOI POTTERY
Ryoichi Yokoi
有限会社 丸仙化学工業所 水野 寿昭
MARUSEN KAGAKU
Toshiaki Mizuno
美濃焼おかみ塾
MINOYAKI OKAMI JUKU
 
藤田陶器株式会社 藤田 裕子
FUJITA TOUKI
Yuko Fujita
SAKUZAN
Nobuyasu Takai
株式会社ロロ 早川 秀雄
LOLO
Hideo Hayakawa
金正陶器 澤田敦史
KANESHOTOKI
Atsushi Sawada
だち 窯やネット
DACHI KAMAYANET
 
カネコ小兵製陶所 伊藤 克紀
KANEKO KOHYO POTTERY
Katsunori Ito
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