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


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]


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

Related pages


  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; excerpt, "About eighty percent of this type of cat figurines are produced in Tokoname..."; retrieved 2012-12-4.

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