Spanning four generations of the same family, Nankei Pottery has been making beautiful ceramic teapots and tableware for around 80 years.
The Japanese have a special sensitivity to colour, reflected by the fact that the Japanese language has several words for even simple colours like white and black. Nankei Pottery creates products that express these subtly different shades, while evoking the rich palette of Japan’s landscape and its four seasons. They hope to make products that can be used for a lifetime.
They will be exhibiting the banjikyusu, a teapot that is designed to complement not only traditional Japanese interiors, but also modern Western ones. Other items are made in the style of traditional Japanese tea utensils and tableware, but aesthetically they are not bound to any one culture. What is certain is that, as you take them into your hands, you can feel the soul and hand movements of the craftsman that made them. The banjikyusu is designed to fit perfectly into the hand of the user, making it a joy to use.