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Kobiki Banko Teapot


Known as "kyusu" (side-handle teapot), this style of teapot is commonly used in Japan to brew green tea. This teapot features a Kobiki glaze, a traditional Japanese glaze made from white clay which results in an ivory color.

Perfectly sized for brewing single servings of your favorite tea, the interior of the teapot is lined with a mesh strainer to prevent the leaves from being poured from the pot.

What are banko teapots? Banko ware are one of Japan's most beautiful traditional ceramic techniques. The tradition dates back to the 18th century when the merchant Nunami Rouzan famously placed a seal with the words bankofueki (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.

  • Origin: Japan
  • Capacity: 16 oz.
  • Dimensions: D 4 5/8" x H 3 1/2"