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Tokoname (常滑市, Tokoname-shi) is a Japanese city in Aichi Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

History[change | change source]

Huge Maneki neko at Tokoname

Tokoname has been known for making ceramics since the 12th century.[1] The city is Japan's top producer of Maneki Neko.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Tokoname is on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tokoname" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 975; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. "Tokoname, Birthplace of Manekineko Lucky Cats" at Virtualtourist.com Archived 2013-06-08 at the Wayback Machine; excerpt, "About eighty percent of this type of cat figurines are produced in Tokoname..."; retrieved 2012-12-4.

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Media related to Tokoname at Wikimedia Commons