Ikutouen Handmade Blue Basanai Donburi Bowl - 15.5 x 7 cm
(This is a handmade product and can only be imported 2 times a year from Japan)
Tsuboya Pottery Studio Ikutouen has been creating Tsuboya pottery at Tsuboya, the birthplace of Yachimun, for many generations. The current sixth-generation master potter and certified traditional art craftsman, Tadashi Takaesu, is a master of creating exquisite items for daily use with his line-carving techniques, as well as Shisa figures, using the mold forged by our fifth-generation master potter Ikuo Takaesu. With the traditional craft and care for materials passed down to us through generations, we will continue to be an ever-present part of our community here in Okinawa.
Simple, round and somewhat cute Kamany's donburi bowl.
Use this bowl for any type of Donburi (oyako-don, unagi-don, ten-don with tempura) or even for serving ramen or udon in a soup. A handy size that you will fall in love that can be used for many purposes.
Basani means "banana" in Okinawan language. Basani bowl has the banana leaf pattern and it comes in 4 different colors. ( Black, blue, brown and green)
Hand made one by one. The patterns are carved out with a carving knife. The initial "K" stands for Kamany, which means "the root of the bisque kiln" (窯の根).
How to Take Care of Your Piece?
The potter has done a sealing process to avoid stains to go into the artwork. So you will not have to do anything special before using this product.
However, after years, the effect of the sealing will fade and over the years, this product will develop a natural change in its color. We hope you enjoy the "ageing" of the product as well.
*Please AVOID using this product in the microwave oven.
*Please AVOID using this product in a dishwasher.
If you use this to place things with strong colors for a long time, such as coffee, it will stain. You might be able to remove the stains with a melamine sponge (Available in Japanese supermarkets or Japan Home Centre)
Each one is carved with a chisel. The back of the product is engraved with Kamany's initials K.
*The product is hand-carved, there are individual differences.
Dimensions (in cm): Diameter 15.5cm× height 7cm, weight approx. 400g
All are handmade and unique.