Kaneko Kohyo ceramics was founded in 1921, when Ito Kohyo chose the site forthe original kilns at the top of a small mountain near Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. The Toki area had been long famed for its fine casting methods making various itemsfor shrines and family altars. After the war, Ito Kohyo’s son, Terumi, took over the family business. As Japan’s economy expanded, he too expandedthe lines of new products that required fine casting.They have been making ceramics that combine originality and elegance withinits handmade ceramic designs. They deem it important to preserve and promote their past along withthe uniqueness and beauty of Mino-yaki pottery.