Tokoname Things to Do

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    The view that Represents Tokoname
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    Tokonyan

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 18, 2012
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    Tokoname is a town of cat figurines called Manekineko and some of them in town are really huge. Tokonyan is one of such huge Manekineko or lucky cat figurines. When you look up from the road it looks so huge but the trick is it is only a huge head part. And the cats nearby are also statues but they look so real. You can get to the statue of Tokonyan from Pottery Footpath A course.

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    Dokanzaka Slope

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 18, 2011
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    The slope using pavement material of ceramic pieces is one of the postcard views of Tokoname. It is the place where most of the tourists take memorial photos. Ceramic pieces are used to prevent slipping.

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    The Takita Family(Old Shipping Dealer)

    by taigaa001 Updated Nov 15, 2011

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    The Storehouse and Main House
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    Tokoname thrived as the town of ship dealers during 17th to late 19th century. They traded the products to Edo(Tokyo) and in return. The house was built around 1850 when Takita family started ship dealing business in Tokoname (the main house was recently renovated). It consists of the Main House, which displays Karakuri Giemon Mujin-to, a rapseed oil lamp, the model of Be(n)zaisen ship, a typical wooden, single-mast vessel which can carry up to 800 koku (150 metric tons) of rice, the detached house and the storehouse.

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    Pottery Footpath (Course A)

    by taigaa001 Updated Sep 9, 2011

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    Walking trails starting from Tokoname Ceramic Hall has two courses A and B. Extensive English leaflet is available only on course A. It is no more than 2 kilometers in length but the trail is winding and has some ups and downs though the highest point of the path is not higher than 20 meters above sea level. It is like map reading exercise and you may feel the trail is twice as long. Follow the encircled numbers and challenge if you can follow the path correctly. If you can, you will be rewarded with excellent landscape with kiln smoke stacks, pottery galleries, and magnificent view of Climbing Kilm in the middle of the trail. Course B is more than four kilometers long and recommended only if you have finished course A.

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    Ono Castle Ruins

    by taigaa001 Updated Sep 9, 2011

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    Ono Caslte Seen from the distance
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    The castle ruled by Kaji clan is best known as the place where Princess Gou one of the nieces of Nobunaga Oda first got married to the fourth lord of Ono castle, Kazunari Saji. Their marriage lasted only one year when they got divorced by the order of Hideyoshi Toyotomi because Saji clan sided with Hideyoshi's archenemy at that time, Iyeyasu Tokugawa during the battle of Komaki-Nagakute in 1584. Castle keep is not based on historical record but serves as a nice lookout to see Ise Bay and with luck airplanes which have just taken off or have been set for the landing.

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    Climbing Kiln

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 30, 2011
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    Climbing Kiln is a type of kiln designed to facilitate the efficient heat transfer of the kilns to the upper chambers. You can see inside the kiln by walking around the kiln structure.

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