The pottery made in Tokoname City in Japan is known as Tokoname-yaki. During the 12th and 13th centuries an estimated 3,000 kilns were built. Today this pottery region, located on the Chita Peninsula, still has 1,200 ancient kilns in operation. It wasn’t until the 19th century that teapots were introduced. By using rich red clay and artistic embellishments, tokoname teapots still remain durable, affordable and visually appealing.