Founded in the Meiji Era. Kaneri Toryo’s second-generation head, known as the “father of clay-making”, shifted the company’s focus from the waterwheel-powered production of stone powder to the clay-making industry. As part of his efforts to secure raw materials, he also established a clay-making association and acquired a clay mine. Under the third-generation head, the company began making things out of clay. The fourth-generation head led the production of clay according to customer’s needs, turning the company into a “clay-maker with a human touch”. Currently under the leadership of the fifth-generation head, the company makes clay, products that draw on the clay’s characteristics and clays tailored the specific needs of makers. The company also has an on-site shop. While engaging in dialogue with creators and makers, Kaneri Toryo uses the earth’s precious resources to provide made-to-order clay.