Kaneko Kohyo was founded in 1921 by Ito Kohyo and began on a small mountain near Toki City in Gifu Prefecture. Originally Japan’s largest producer of tokkuri (sake serving flasks), Kaneko Kohyo’s history and traditions hark back to the much-admired local Mino-yaki pottery styles. In recent years, Kaneko Kohyo’s products have been selected for use by some of Japan and Europe’s finest chefs and luxury haute couture brands.
Mino-yaki earthenware is specialty pottery produced in the Mino Region (around current Toki City) of Gifu prefecture which began in the 7th century. Mino-yaki continues to adapt to modern lifestyles while preserving its history and tradition. One of the signature characteristics of Mino-yaki earthenware is its diversity. Mino-yaki does not adhere to a single form,as it has over 15 registered typesof traditional handicraft in Japan.