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Tokoname-City [Cancelled]
"To-to-To-no-Hi" - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day

Date : 10/10/2020

  • “To-to-To-no-Hi” - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day
  • “To-to-To-no-Hi” - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day
  • “To-to-To-no-Hi” - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day
  • “To-to-To-no-Hi” - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day

The 2020 "To-to-To-no-Hi" - Tokoname Ceramics & Lights Day has been cancelled.

Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future

A picturesque festival of ceramic lanterns and light takes place on the grounds of the INAX MUSEUMS and elsewhere in this historic pottery town. In the evening, visitors gather in the cool autumn air to walk among the countless shining lanterns.

In the city of Tokoname, October 10th is "To-to-To-no-Hi." Written "陶と灯の日" in kanji, it means “Ceramics and Lights Day,” and on this day several events are held throughout the city in order to celebrate the life and achievements of Chozaburo Ina, the entrepreneur who founded the INAX Company (recently renamed LIXIL). He was also the first mayor of the city of Tokoname when it became a municipality in 1954.


During his life, Chozabura Ina greatly contributed towards the preservation and improvement of the ancient pottery techniques of the region, as well as the development of its industry. Besides the contributions by his own company, generating thousands of employment posts, he donated large sums of money that were used to build facilities nowadays considered essential to the economic and cultural aspects of the city, such as the Tokoname Tounomori, which is composed of the Museum, the Ceramics Lab and the Training Studio.

Delve deeper into the history of pottery and shop for unique goods at various event venues including the INAX MUSEUMS, the Meitetsu Tokoname Station Rotary, and the Tokoname Tounomori, among others.


Date : October 10th (Saturday), 2020
Holding time : 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
(Varies depending on event and venue)
Place : INAX MUSEUMS (INAXライブミュージアム)
Meitetsu Tokoname Station Rotary (名鉄常滑駅前ロータリー)
Tokoname Tounomori (とこなめ陶の森)
Location : 〒479-8586
1-130 Okuei-cho, Tokoname-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Limited availability, please use public transportation as best as possible.
Phone number : 0569-34-3200
(Tokoname Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Alight at Tokoname Station of the Meitetsu Tokoname Line. Ride the Chita Bus bound for Chita Handa Eki (知多半田駅)and alight at INAX Live Museum Mae. Walk approx. 2 min.

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