Koyo Pottery Co., Ltd.
Eat, buy, enjoy, learn. “KOYO BASE”, a complex experience facility for pottery, was born in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. Opening January 21, 2023.
In Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, which is known as the largest ceramic production area in Japan, a new spot where you can fully enjoy the pottery will be born.
Koyo Toki Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, President: Shinji Kato), which manufactures commercial tableware for professionals, will open “KOYO BASE, a complex experience facility for tableware” on the premises of its headquarters from January 21, 2023. We are pleased to inform you that the facility will open.
The Tono region of Gifu Prefecture boasts more than 50% of the production of ceramics in Japan.
A base where you can taste the whole tableware that can only be done in this place.
Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, where this facility is located, is the largest ceramic production area in Japan. The high-quality soil that is indispensable for making pottery is produced, and a large-scale manufacturing network has been built by cooperating with many producers, from large-scale factories to small home factories. This facility operated by Koyo Toki, which has been involved in the production of ceramics in this area since its establishment in 1964, aims to provide an experience that can only be done in this production area.
The concept is “Clay to Table”.
It is a facility where you can fully enjoy the charm of pottery, from clay to table.
Feel free to stop by for lunch, a cafe, or to look for pottery in the production area.
CLAY Table, cafe dining where you can “eat” the fruits of Gifu [Image 2
At the cafe dining CLAY Table, we will deliver “a little extravagant, everyday cuisine” using local ingredients from Gifu. Homemade original desserts and drinks are also available. You are also welcome to use the cafe only. All tableware selected to match the dishes are made by KOYO. Please pay attention to our proud complements that create a pleasant meal.
BASE Shop, a shop where you can “buy” pottery from production areas [Image 4
At the BASE Shop, which is adjacent to the cafe dining room, we mainly have KOYO tableware for professional use that is also used in hotels and restaurants. The lineup changes regularly according to the season and special theme. Special exhibitions are also held, such as matching seasonal dishes, playing with coloring, and more. Please enjoy the proposals by BASE Shop to decorate your dining table.
“Learning” about the production of pottery “KOYO Factory” factory tour [Image 6
It is also possible to tour the manufacturing factory of Koyo pottery. Please take a look at our tableware manufacturing site, where we have achieved high-mix low-volume production while maintaining quality suitable for professional specifications through the fusion of human skills and the latest automation. (Reservations required for factory tours. Time required: 50 minutes)
BASE Studio, a workshop to “enjoy” manufacturing
BASE Studio holds various hands-on classes and events under the theme of “enjoying food and tableware more”. We carry out a wide range of programs, from light programs that children can participate in, to full-fledged curriculums where you can learn with experts. For reservations and more information, please contact a staff member near you or visit our website.
［Image inside the facility］
■ Facility overview
Facility name: KOYO BASE
Opening date: January 21, 2023
Business hours: 11:00-17:00
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Parking lot: Yes (about 50 cars)
Address: 1496-5 Kujiri, Izumi-cho, Toki City, Gifu Prefecture (on the premises of Koyo Pottery head office) Parking lot available
Official website: http://www.koyobase.com/
Operating company overview
Company name: Koyo Pottery Co., Ltd. Head office location: 1497-3 Kujiri, Izumi-cho, Toki-shi, Gifu
Representative: Shinji Kato, President and Representative Director Business: Manufacture and sale of ceramics, tableware for hotel restaurants, tableware for department stores and specialty stores, dinner sets for export, import and export of ceramics
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