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Taisen Shidei Hiragata Kyusu

Taisen Shidei Hiragata Kyusu

Banko Teapot from Taisen pottery • capacity: 150 ml

Origin: Mie, Japan

Material: clay

Capacity: 150 ml

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・About Banko-yaki
The origin of Banko-yaki dates back to the era of Genbun (1736-1740) during the Edo period, when Nunami Rozan, a merchant of Kuwana, whose love of the Japanese tea ceremony led him to building a pottery to make tea ware by himself in what is today Obuke, located in the town of Asahi in Mie Prefecture. Today, there are more than 100 potteries centering around the cities of Yokkaichi and Komono in Mie Prefecture.
The “shidei” teapot, along with the earthen pot, is the hallmark of Banko-yaki.
It is said that the more the teapots are used, the more their aesthetic beauty and luster increase, and shidei teapot was officially designated as the traditional craft product by the Japanese government in 1979. The potter’s clay mainly used for Banko teapots, called the red Banko clay, is rich in iron, and when the clay is fired with reduction fire without the application of a glaze, the heated iron in the body changes its color to purplish-brown color unique to Banko teapots. The shidei (literally “purple mud”) Banko teapots moderately absorb the bitterness of tealeaves therefore bring out the flavor or the taste in a great balance.
Although shidei teapot is the main product of Banko-yaki, Banko-yaki tea ware has a great diversity in its styles and shapes to such an extent that they say “the stamp of Banko is the only noticeable feature.” Therefore, we deal in merchandise of various other works along with shidei teapots.

Handling Precautions
*Wash with dishwashing detergent should the surface become blackish. Its beautiful gloss will remain.
*It requires daily care. After using,​ be sure to rinse with water to remove used tea leaves and dregs.
*As each item is hand-made one by one,​ the color and shape may differ slightly from the photos.
*Do not put in a dishwasher or dish-dryer. Wash by hand.
*Avoid placing in a place with high temperatures,​ such as a microwave or oven.


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Returns:
14 days money back (See conditions)

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It may occur the item has already been reserved and not available at the time of your online order. In this case, it may take some more time to produce and ship the product.

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