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July 12, 2020

Nankei Banko Yaki Crackle Tea Cup

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From the website:

This versatile vessel adds joy to the simple act of drinking.

It sports a unique "crackle" finish that is expertly applied to the surface by a difference in contraction between the base material and the glaze.

As you use it, pigments will continue to be deposited in the grooves making it more beautiful with age.

Made in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan by Nankei Seizoen, a small Banko Yaki producer that has been operating since 1913.

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About Banko Yaki

Based in the Mie Prefecture, the art of Banko Yaki is a traditional ceramic technique that is entrenched within 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.

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Features and Details:

• MaterialStoneware

• Dimensions: 2.99"W x 2.95"H

• Volume: 8.11 fl oz (240ml)

• Care: Because the glaze contains cracks, please treat with extra care. Use neutral detergent for cleaning and avoid abrasive sponges. Thoroughly rinse, drain, and dry between uses.

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July 12, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


"...pigments will continue to be deposited..."
An interesting way to phrase it.
Pigments from the glaze? No, from the pigs. LoL

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Jul 12, 2020 7:13:52 PM

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