Collection: Banko Yaki 萬古焼 

Banko Yaki - The Most Famous Purple Clay Teapot in Japan

The first Banko was made back in year 1736. It was started in Yokkaichi City of Mie Prefecture 三重県四日市市. The person who established this technique is 沼波弄山. He hoped that his product’s spirits will live forever, thus he stamped 萬古不易 (Banko Fueki)on his product.

The Banko ware produced during old era was called 古萬古.

Initially Banko was using white or yellow clay. But the white clay was over used and finished. Thus it changed to the existing local clay which is known as Purple Clay (紫泥).

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