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Japanese Ceramics & Earthenware

Japan owes many of its traditional crafts to its rich nature and natural resources.

Ceramics became an important craft during the Heian period (794-1185) used to create tributes for Daimyo feudal lords. Over time Ceramics- and Earthenware craftsmen became so highly valued that they received housing, special protection from high-ranked war lords and a special status with a high level of respect. 

Nowadays, authentic crafting methods remain through traditional businesses that apply skills passed on for generations. By designing new products and patterns that fit a contemporary lifestyle, these crafts do not only survive, but are shared with the world!  

Ceramics and Earthenware date back all the way to the Heian period (784 - 1185) .

Nowadays, there is only a handful craftsmen left that fully master the art of designing and handcrafting these beautiful items.

MINO Ware

Giyaman

Dating back to the year 905  A.D., Mino ware combines the benefits of porcelain with the beautiful glass-like shine of Japanese lacquer. Modern designs made with traditional methods are now even used in luxury Parisian cafes! 

BANKO Ware

Bankoyaki

Characterized by its authentic rusty colors, Banko ware pots look as simple as their design is complex.  The less than 22 mastering craftsmen left, craft every item by hand ensuring perfection that you will enjoy for years to come.    

Featured Products

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  • MINO WARE SAKE SET FOR ONE PERSON "SHIZURU"

    Regular Price:

    $19.83
    The SHIZURU saket set has been designed to best serve cold sake. The container has just the right capacity for one person. The cup and the container naturally find their place in the on the plate.
  • Mino Ware Grater shaped like Mount Fuji

    Regular Price:

    $12.21
    "Daikon Oroshi", grated daikon radish is an important ingredient of Japanese cuisine. This grater made of Mino ceramics is not only very functional but its shape and coloring represents Mount Fuji. It is available in red or blue. The grater is microwave and dishwasher proof.
  • Fujiso Banko Ware Black Tea Pot

    Regular Price:

    $54.93

    This pot for black tea has a very modern design and simultaneously respects the centuries-old tradition of Fujisō Banko Earthen Ware. The pot is taller than usual, allowing for the black tea leaves to “jump” up and down in the hot water, slowly releasing their intense flavor. The inside is coated with a special transparent glaze that prevents the leaves from sticking to the pot. The glaze also adds to the beauty of the pot, as the fine vein-like cracks, barely visible in the beginning, become more  and more intense over time, creating an intricate pattern of elegant lines.

    The outside of the pot has the distinctive brown reddish tinge that is characteristic for Fujisō ceramic and that makes the pot a beautiful object in itself. The earth color and the powerful flavor of the leaves create a very special atmosphere when serving tea from this pot. 

    The part of the rim near the spout has more than one hundred small holes, all carefully made by hand. The holes hold back even the smallest leaves in the pot, while allowing for the tea to be poured easily. Also, the beautiful curved handle at the back has a small flat spot at the top where you can place your finger when holding the pot and this way get a better grip even when the pot is full an heavy.
  • Green Tea Cup Made of Banko Earthenware

    Regular Price:

    $10.17

    This elegant cup is hand-made with the traditional style and technique of the Fujisō Banko tea pots. It is made from a special kind of clay that also contains iron. therefore, when baked, the cup acquires the wonderful reddish brown color which is characteristic for all Fujisō ware. The cup is carefully designed so as to be easy to hold with one hand. 

    The inside is covered with a transparent glaze that enhances the fine grain of the ceramic. At the same time, the special glaze ensures that the delicate flavor of the tea is not affected in any way. It is perfect for enjoying Japanese green tea. 

    Due to its simple design and subdued earth colors, it is a beautiful object that brings a subtle touch of finesse to a pleasant afternoon with family and friends. The price is for one cup.

  • Kaneko Pottery GIYAMAN Blue Desert Cup

    Regular Price:

    $15.26
    The specialty of the GIYAMAN series of Kaneko Kohyo Pottery is the shiny glaze of the porcelain that makes it look like glass. The word GIYAMAN was used at the beginning of the Edo period to describe glass, which came from overseas.The blue color is inspired by the traditional Japanese indigo dyeing craft. The deep blue makes a beautiful contrast to the white lines of the pattern that is shaped like a chrysanthemum, which is the flower of the imperial family.
  • Kaneko Pottery GIYAMAN Blue Coffee Cup

    Regular Price:

    $30.51
    The specialty of the GIYAMAN series of Kaneko Kohyo Pottery is the shiny glaze of the porcelain that makes it look like glass. The word GIYAMAN was used at the beginning of the Edo period to describe glass, which came from overseas.The blue color is inspired by the traditional Japanese indigo dyeing craft. The deep blue makes a beautiful contrast to the white lines of the pattern that is shaped like a chrysanthemum - the flower of the imperial family.
  • Sake Connoisseur Tasting Cup Set Made of Mino Ceramics, 4pcs

    Regular Price:

    $43.59

    Although there are many different types of sake rice wine in most cases cups and glasses are chosen randomly based on their beauty. Kaneko Kohyo Pottery designed a set of 4 sake cups to enable a professional sake tasting experience. Each glass is designed to deliver the sake's scent and flavor in a different way.

  • Fujiso Banko Ware Sencha Tea Pot

    Starting at: $45.77

    More than a simple piece of ceramic, this tea pot is a wonderful living object that becomes increasingly beautiful with the passage of time. The tea and the natural oil of your hands will allow the pot to become more shiny over the years. Moreover, the special glaze on the inside of the pot has very small cracks, like fine veins, which gradually become more visible and create an interesting pattern that adds to the beauty of the pot.
  • Kaneko Pottery GIYAMAN Blue Plate

    Starting at: $10.17

    The specialty of the GIYAMAN series of Kaneko Kohyo Pottery is the shiny glaze of the porcelain that makes it look like glass. The word GIYAMAN was used at the beginning of the Edo period to describe glass, which came from overseas. The blue color is inspired by the traditional Japanese indigo dyeing craft. The deep blue makes a beautiful contrast to the white lines of the pattern that is shaped like a chrysanthemum, which is the flower of the imperial family.

    The GIYAMAN BLUE plate is part of the "THE WONDER 500" collection of great products from Japan, that are promoted on overseas events by the Japanese Ministry of Economy.

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