Tumbler Cylinder White Yakijime
A cylindrical tumbler made from the same clay as the teapot and with the same yakijime method. Not only hot drinks, but also cold drinks go well with the finely baked clay.
It is called stoneware, and is intermediate in quality between pottery and porcelain. It is denser and stronger than pottery, and has almost no water absorption. When struck, it makes a metallic sound similar to porcelain, but the firing temperature is lower than that of porcelain and it is not translucent. The surface is smooth, but there are fine unevenness on the surface, just between pottery and porcelain. The white here uses clay that reproduces the white mud (white with a tinge of greige), which was often used in Banko ware from the Taisho period to the Showa period. There are two colors, "black" and "white".
The color is not the glaze, but the color of the clay and firing. By using it, the luster and depth of color will increase. This is also one of the pleasures of using it. Although it is a clay material itself, it has a sharp shape and a fine clay surface, so it is well-balanced and blends well with a variety of ingredients, both Japanese and Western.
Production is Originally started as a pottery shop, Nankei Pottery is now a pottery that mainly makes teapots. Banko-yaki from Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, is popular for making teapots that are lightly and hard baked using unique highly viscous clay.
"White" baked products may have an orange part. It is a reaction of the minerals contained in the potter's clay during firing. Please be aware of the characteristics and texture of this manufacturing method and pottery clay.
Due to the use of pottery clay containing iron powder, there are some black spots on the surface, but please enjoy the texture of the material.
Diameter 7.3cm x Height 7.3cm
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*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
・" There are two colors, black and white.