WELCOME TO TOKODO

陶香堂へようこそ

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NEWS

2017.10.01
Renewed the official website.
2017.07.03
The collaboration project with Mercart, that is the vegetable specialty store produced by farmers, has started.
2017.05.03
Launched official Instagram

TOKODO GALLERY

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TOKODO FOUNDER

SUMIO YOSHIOKA

吉岡澄雄

Sumio Yoshioka was born in Toyama prefecture. He was an artistically gifted child, and he showed remarkable talent for calligraphy and paintings. It was not easy for him to decide whether to become an artist or a fine art dealer. Eventually, he decided to become a fine art dealer because of his keen eye for beauty and his exquisite taste.

Toyama province is located in northern Japan and is a producing area of Kutani-Ware. Sumio decided to move to Tokyo from Toyama and open Tokodo in Aoyama, Tokyo, in 1936.  Read more 

ABOUT TOKODO
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ROYAL WARRANT

In 1949 Tokodo received the Royal Warrant from the Imperial Household Ministry. Since then, Tokodo has delivered over 30,000 tableware items to the Imperial court and other government organizations.

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CUSTOM-MADE

Based on your budget and request, we make custom-made products for you. Let us know your needs such as the pieces’ uses, the recipient, the number of pieces, and your available budget. We will provide the best plan to fulfill your request.

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Sample

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PERSONALIZATION

Tokodo can personalize your purchases, including rice-bowls, sake glasses, and soju-cups. You can add a name or a simple message. Personalized ceramics, like ceramic plates for children, are a special gift for your loved one.

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Sample

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ABOUT CERAMICS

Ceramics-Producing Areas

There are many ceramics-producing areas in Japan. Here, we introduce you to some of the main areas in the Tokodo collection, with photos of the areas.

Techniques

Ceramics come in many different forms. Accordingly, ceramic glazes use different ingredients. In addition, artists use a variety of decorative techniques. Here we introduce some of the major techniques used in our collection.

Types of Japanese Tableware

There are many different types of Japanese traditional tableware. Here we explain the characteristics of each type of our tableware.

Treatment and Maintenance

In order to keep your pieces in the best condition for as long as possible, we explain the best methods for maintenance.