New Ceramics from Yokkaichi
Ttradition and modern design meet in Yokkaichi, where the heart of Banko-Yaki production lies. This is a ceramic style that has played a major role in the production of Japanese kyusus and tea bowls for around 300 years. Characteristic of this style is the reddish-brown coloration, which results from the high iron content in the clay.
The clay strainers of the open, drop-shaped Hitoshizuku teapots or classic kyusu are cut by hand in the Fujiso manufactory - a technique that only very few artists still employ today.
Not without reason, for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, these Kyusu were exclusively selected as official guest gifts for the delegates!