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Tokoname
常滑市
Ceety
Tokoname ware tiles
Tokoname ware tiles
Banner o Tokoname
Banner
Offeecial seal o Tokoname
Seal
Location o Tokoname in Aichi Prefectur
Location o Tokoname in Aichi Prefectur
Tokoname is located in Japan
Tokoname
Tokoname
 
Coordinates: 34°53′N 136°50′E / 34.883°N 136.833°E / 34.883; 136.833Coordinates: 34°53′N 136°50′E / 34.883°N 136.833°E / 34.883; 136.833
Kintra Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefectur Aichi Prefectur
Govrenment
 • Mayor Norihiko Kataoka
Aurie
 • Tot 55.63 km2 (21.48 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Tot 55,322
 • Density 994/km2 (2,570/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flouer Camellia sasanqua
Phone number 0569-35-5111
Address 4-1 Shinkai-chō, Tokoname-shi, Aichi-ken 479-0837
Wabsteid City of Tokoname

Tokoname (常滑市 Tokoname-shi?) is a ceety locatit in Aichi Prefectur, Japan.

As o 2011, the ceety haes a estimatit population o 55,322 an a population density o 994 persons per km². The total aurie is 55.63 km².

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tokoname is locatit on the wastren coast o Chita Peninsula in soothren Aichi Prefectur, an is bordered bi Ise Bay tae the east.

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History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tokoname haes been associatit wi ceramics production syne at least the Heian period, an Tokoname-yaki wirks frae this period hae been foond frae Aomori Prefectur in the north o Japan tae Kagoshima Prefectur in the sooth. Bi the Kamakura period, ower 3000 kilns wur active. Durin the Sengoku period, the aurie came unner the control o the Isshiki clan, an later came unner the rule o Oda Nobunaga an Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Durin the Edo period, the aurie aroond present-day Tokoname wis pairt o Owari Domain. In the post Meiji Restoration cadastral reforms o 1889, the toun o Tokoname wis creatit.

Tokoname wis elevatit tae ceety status on 1 Apryle 1954 bi the merger o Tokoname toun wi the touns o Onizaki, Nishiura an Ono, an the veelage o Miwa. Chubu Centrair Internaitional Airport built on a airtificial island affshore Tokoname opened on 17 Februar 2005, providin a major boost tae local development.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tokoname is a regional commercial centre, an haes been kent syne the Heian period for its production o ceramics, notably Tokoname-yaki, an ceramics production remains the mainstay o the local economy. Wi its lang coastline, commercial fishing plays a important role in the local economy an aw.

Maneki-neko 
Pottery Footpath 
INAX MUSEUMS 

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