Vintage Japanese Tokuname Mizusashi Jar
Tokoname pottery is a traditional Japanese craft designated so by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. It’s produced in Aichi Prefecture, which lies in the center of the main island of Japan, and is home to the city of Nagoya. Going back more than 900 years, Tokoname wares are made with clay containing a lot of iron, which helps keep them durable even in lower temperatures. For this reason, a lot of Tokoname pottery consists of bigger pieces like large pots and jars. Tokoname wares are unglazed and, due to their high iron content, have a reddish-brown coloring. However, modern Tokoname does also come in a glazed variety and different, new styles, which definitely add to its popularity.