Nankei Banko Yaki Sencha Teapot
Featuring straight lines and a shallow and wide shape that allows tea leaves to give up all of their complex flavors and aromas, this teapot is a tasty way to brew tea for one to four people. In addition to being pleasing to the eye, this teapot’s shape was chosen to be stable while allowing for easy cleaning and smooth water flow. Straight lines are easily deformed during firing, so the skillful artisans who make each piece must take extra care. Made in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture by Nankei Seizoen, a small Banko Yaki producer that has been operating since 1913.
About Banko Yaki
Based in the Mie Prefecture, the art of Banko Yaki is a traditional ceramic technique that is entrenched with Japanese culture. Dating back to the 18th century, Banko Yaki ceramics offer unique heat resistance and a beautiful but practical composition in muted, earthy colors. These pieces continue to honor an ancient art in a modern world by reshaping the past to fit the needs of the future.
Dimensions: 7.48” W x 4.92” D x 2.09 H
Volume: 10.82 fl oz (320ml)
Care: Use neutral detergent for cleaning and avoid abrasive sponges. Thoroughly rinse, drain, and dry between uses. The clay used contains iron powder that may develop into dark spots, this is natural and desirable.
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