Kyu Banko style Tea pot, Lapis Ring.
Hand Made In Japan.
Kyu Banko Lapis Ring Teapot, with a stainless steel strainer integrated into the inside of the pot.
Banko-yaki has been produced in the Yokkaichi region of Japan for over 260 years. The name Banko originates from the stamps "bankofueki" (Eternity) on pottery by Nunami Rozan, a knowledgeble exponent of tea.
Kotobuki Trading's ceramics are produced in several different regions of Japan: Mino, Seto, Yokkaichi, Mashiko, Soma, Tokoname, Shigaraki, and Iga. Each area is represented by the traditions and innovations of select Japanese kilns, using raw materials, glazes, shapes and production methods which differ subtly and are often unique to these regions. Intertwined with Japan’s history and culture, these ceramics are produced by skilled craftsmen, many of whom have obtained their expertise and technique through years of training.