Posts Tagged ‘teapot’

Friday, January 16th, 2009
BANKO-WARE

The name “banko”, unlike other pottery, is not named after where it is produced. The term means “eternal existence” which was stamped on the original banko plates and pots made by founder, Nunami Rozan.

What started as a hobby in the mid 18th century when he was only 20 years old, resulted in a unique style of raku pottery (mixture of tea ceremony style and foreign influence). His work gained its popularity and he was summoned by Shogun Iyenari as official potter in Edo (Tokyo).

The most distinctive Banko-ware are the tea pots. It is made of soft grainy clay.

Banko Tea Pot

Banko Tea Pot

Banko Tea Pot

Banko Tea Pot

Banko Tea Pot

Please click here to see some of our Banko Items
(sorry more banko pots are to come in the near future)

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We often get emails from our customers saying that they broke the lid to their tea pot and if we sell just the lid. Unfortunatly- we do not.  At some of our local stores-they may have just lids on the side somewhere -so please feel free to ask a sales associate.  For all the rest who have no retail store nearby…

don’t just throw that tea pot away just yet!

Some of our customers have come up with the idea to use it as a vase!  Just add a frog (kenzan) some flowers, water and VOILA you have a very unique floral vase!

I have seen these being used at restaurants and cafes also!  They make a very cute center piece!  So before you throw away that tea pot because there is no lid, or you chipped a part of it, why not try it as a nice display piece instead?  Here are some photo’s of some unique display arrangements.

Tea Pot as a Vase

Tea Pot as a vase!

How wonderful!

Banko Pots as Vases

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