Kaneko Kohyo Ceramics was founded in 1921 when Ito Kohyo selected the site for the original kilns atop a small mountain near Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. The Toki area had long been renowned for its fine casting methods, producing various items for shrines and family altars. After the war, Ito Kohyo’s son, Terumi, assumed leadership of the family business. With Japan’s expanding economy, he diversified the product lines, incorporating new items that demanded fine casting.
They have been crafting ceramics that seamlessly blend originality and elegance into their handmade ceramic designs. Kaneko Kohyo Ceramics considers it crucial to preserve and promote their rich history, along with the uniqueness and beauty of Mino-yaki pottery.