Banko-yaki kyusu (teapot) and yuzamashi (water cooler) are nowly line up on our online-shop!
Traditional side handled Teapot "kyusu" of Banko-yaki ware from Yokkaichi, Mie prefecture.
Banko-yaki is one of Japan's most beautiful traditional ceramic techniques. The tradition dates back to the 18th century when the merchant Rouzan famously placed a seal with the words bankofueki, or "eternity, constancy" on earthenware made in the town of Yokkaichi. With their unique heat resistance and beautiful, almost primitive composition, he hoped they would become the kind of objects that would be handed down through the generations. The sentiment stuck; today, it is estimated that 70-80% of Japan's earthenware is produced in Yokkaichi.
BANKO Kyusu ☞ SHOP
BANKO Yuzamashi ☞ SHOP
"Shidei Maru Biri"
"Shidei Hira botan"
DARUMA Doll 11cm in 4 colour
Classic Takasaki Daruma for luck and good fortune using skills and techniques cultivated in doll crafting. Painted with symbols of longevity - cranes for the eyebrows and tortoises for the mouth and beard - Daruma dolls are considered to bring good luck. One makes a wish when painting the left eye and when the wish is granted, the right eye is painted in.
AKABEKO - bobbing head red cow
Cute and very popular folk toy ”AKABEKO" is back to stock!!
Old-fashioned doll swaying humorously his head, but it has become popular again recently.
A local toy in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture with the legendary red cow as a motif.
[Manufacturer] Nozawa Mingei/Fukushima, Japan
🔸 SAKURA - cherry blossoms series
🔸FUROSHIKI ALL ☞ SHOP
*104cm UME & Shô-Chiku reversivle pattern
*150cm - Convenient for carrying kimono
I visited the gift show held in Tokyo in March.
The venue was much smaller than before, probably still a bit affected by the Corona crisis.
For the past few years, I have only had online business meetings with vendors. So, I was very happy to see them again at the booth, and it was great to be able to talk to each of them face to face in real life and catch up on the latest information.
Respect! To all manufactures those who have been working tirelessly to bring out superior products to the world, even under difficult times!
And I will continue to introduce their new & continuing products to you all!
Stay tuned for new product updates!
vom 1. Februar bis 16. März 2023, wird unser Online-Shop geschlossen sein.
Alle Aufträge und Anfragen während dieser Zeit werden am 17. März 2023 umgehend bearbeitet.
Wir entschuldigen uns im Voraus für alle Unannehmlichkeiten, die durch unsere Abwesenheit entstehen.
Wir bitten um Verständnis.
From February 1, to March 16, 2023, we will close our online-Shop.
All your order and inquiries during this period will be proceeded on March 17, 2023.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The traditional Japanese teapot "kyusu" handmade by the famed Studio in Tokoname (Aichi prefecture).
With a built-in ceramic strainer.
Material of the natural clay (Japanese: Shudei 朱泥) from Tokoname region has particularly enriched with natural iron-oxide.
* It is said that any astringency and bitterness found in Japanese green teas are adjusted by the reaction of the iron contained in Tokoname ware's red mud with the tannin of the tea, resulting in a delicious and mellow taste.