"Yokkaichi Banko Yaki" (Yokkaichi Banko Ceramic Ware)
Yokkaichi Banko Ware is traditional ceramics made in the city of Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. The city is well known for tea pots and hot pots made with heat-resistant ceramics with more than 270 years of history.
The name 'Banko Ware' derives from the great merchant Nunami Rouzan in the late 18th century. He placed a seal on the pottery with the words 'Bankofueki', or "eternity, constancy" on the ceramics. He was hoping they would be handed down through countless generations. In the late 19th century, Banko Yaki became an export commodity.
In 1979, Yokkaichi Banko Ware was designated as a traditional craftwork. It is the representative local industry of Yokkaichi. Approximately 70-80% of earthen pots made in Japan are produced in Yokkaichi.
Each unique piece of Setamono tableware contains subtle curves, glazes, textures and colours that requires a high level of craftsmanship to produce. Our carefully curated range of durable and functional ceramics is sourced from small rural cottage factories across Japan, where they are hand finished by local artisans, honouring their historic traditions, methods and inspiration. Make every meal an occasion.
Due to the nature of handmade items and the glazing process, no single item of dinnerware will be exactly the same.
Dimension: 25 x 22 x 5.5cm
Care: Dishwasher safe