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by Azone co.,ltd

What is bankoyaki

 Banko(yokkaichi banko)ware was established through the efforts of Chuzaemon Yamanaka, and the first kilns were built in Akuragawa and Suehiro.

In Akuragawa, Tabata Norimasa, the chief priest of Tappukuji Temple, invited a potter and opened a kiln to make Shigaraki-style miscellaneous ware in 1829 (Kaizouan Kiln). Chuzaemon Yamanaka, who was the headman of the neighboring village of Suenaga, learned to make pottery at the Kaizouan kiln and opened a kiln in his own residence in 1853 to study Aribushi Banko, which he admired.

In the Meiji era (1868-1912), Chuzaemon Yamanaka and others began researching Western-style tableware such as Western plates and coffee cups, teaching local residents how to make them, and exporting them overseas. Yokkaichi's red clay made it difficult to produce white tableware for export, so potter's clay and pottery stones were imported from all over Japan. By the beginning of the Showa period (1936-1989), there was no more clay suitable for Banko ware in Japan, but through the Yokaichi Exposition for the Promotion of Domestic Production held in 1936, it was discovered that there was clay suitable for Korea, and the trade began to materialize.

Before World War II, 60% of the production value was exported to the United States . During the wartime period when exports to the U.S. ceased, the company manufactured firebricks and substitutes for metal products that were in short supply due to military priorities .

After the war, the recovery of Banko ware progressed quickly, and around 1959, the company succeeded in developing a ceramic clay that did not crack even when heated to high temperatures, and increased its domestic market share as an "unbreakable clay pot.

At the 42nd summit of industrialized nations (Ise-Shima Summit) held from May 26 to 27, 2016[1], Banko-yaki sake cups were used to toast the leaders[2].

[1] Ise-Shima Summit
[2] Banko-yaki sake cups
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Where Earthenware is said to be superior

- The secret of Earthenware that brings out the best flavor -

Temperature rises slowly

Compared to metal pots, earthenware pots rise in temperature more slowly even with the same heat. The earthenware pot brings out the sweetness of the ingredients, especially root vegetables.
The earthenware pot brings out the sweetness of the ingredients, especially root vegetables, and also prevents them from falling apart.

taste more delicious

The reason why root vegetables and rice become sweeter when heated is because starch is broken down into sugar by enzymes. Cooking in an earthenware pot increases the sweetness because it takes time for the enzymes to work in the temperature range of 40℃ to 60℃. Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and potatoes, as well as rice, can be cooked in an earthenware pot.
Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and potatoes, as well as rice, taste better when cooked in an earthenware pot.

Less likely to fall apart during cooking

By passing through the temperature range of 50℃ to 80℃ over a long period of time, the strength of the tissue on the surface of root vegetables increases. The slow heating at the beginning of the boiling process prevents the vegetables from falling apart even if they are simmered for a long time afterwards, making them suitable for stews and other dishes where the shape of the vegetables needs to be preserved.



Heat does not cool easily

Earthenware pots have the characteristic that once the temperature rises, it is difficult for the temperature to drop. This characteristic gives rise to a variety of delicious flavors.

Earthenware pot cooking is also an eco-friendly method of cooking, as once the pot is brought to a boil over high heat, the rest can be done over low heat.

Tenderize the food

Earthenware pots are suitable for residual heat cooking because the high temperature is maintained even after the fire is turned off. Root vegetables
Root vegetables such as carrots, burdocks, radishes, and potatoes Carrots, burdocks, radishes, potatoes, and other root vegetables and meats can be softened.

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For example, if you cook beef stew for 30 minutes
After cooking for 30 minutes, remove from heat, wrap in newspaper and towel, and leave for 30 minutes. It turns out that the beef becomes about 1/4 as soft as it was before.

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Easy to soak up flavor.

After simmering, the flavors begin to soak in. The degree of flavor penetration is proportional to time. In addition, the higher the temperature, the easier it is for the flavors to penetrate. The higher the temperature, the easier it is for the flavors to penetrate.
An earthenware pot with a high residual heat effect maintains a high temperature even after the fire is turned off. The earthenware pots with a high residual heat effect maintain high temperatures even after the fire is turned off, allowing the flavors to soak in.

Makes egg dishes smooth.

Earthenware pots make egg dishes such as steamed egg custard and pudding smooth.
Earthenware pots bring out the best flavor of egg dishes with their not too high heating temperature and gentle heating speed.
Experiments have shown that the lower the heating temperature and the longer the cooking time, the better the taste.

Before using the product for the first time

If the bottom of the bowl is rough, please rub it lightly with a fine sand vaper to smooth it out. If the bottom of the pot is rough, rub it lightly with a fine sand vaper to smooth it out. Do not drag the pot as this may damage the table.

To make an earthenware pot, boil water with about 2 teaspoons of flour dissolved in it for a few minutes. The starch will act as a glue, stopping the oozing and making the pot boil faster. (Potato starch or rice can be substituted for the starch.

Some heat-resistant pottery and earthenware pots have crazing (fine cracks on the surface of the pot). Some heat-resistant pottery and earthenware pots have crazing. In this case, cook porridge or boil water with about two teaspoons of flour dissolved in it for a few minutes. This will clog the crazing.

After use, do not leave the pot or vessel in water for a long period of time. Clean it quickly with kitchen detergent, rinse it well, and dry it thoroughly before storing it. Do not leave them soaking in water for a long time. When storing in layers, place thin paper or Japanese paper between the layers to prevent damage.

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Rice pot

by Azone co.,ltd

rice cooker

The earthenware pot is made of Banko Yaki,which is famous for its high heat resistance and heat retention. The earthenware pot is coated with ceramic to prevent odors and stains from sticking to it.

The lid is also double-lidded to reduce spills.
Generally speaking,rice pots are limited to cooking rice, but Panda Shokudo’s rice-pots can be used for cooking one-pot dishes,curry and cooking rice in a microwave oven.

Because of its compact size, it can be cooked in the refrigerator or microwave oven. 

It does not take up much storage space.

Registered dietitian / cookware researcher



Ginpo Mishima Earthenware pot
A long-selling product that has been loved since 1972.

by Azone co.,ltd

A long-selling product that has been loved since 1972.

”Ginpou Mishima earthenware pot"a representative Japanease earthenware pot.

It features a white and gray gradation with large flower patterns handcrafted by artisans in the Hanamishima pattern,as well as heat resistance and heat resistance and heat retention that can withstand the heat of commercial use as well as ordinary households.

Minor changes have been made repeatedly at a level that does not affect the usability of the product, and it is now widely used in Japan and abroad.

An enduring masterpiece with a design that never gets old and can be used with confidence. This is the “Ginpou Mishima earthenware pot.


 No.6(18.5cm)for 1 person

 No.7(21.5cm)for 1 to 2 person

 No.8(25cm)for 2 to 3 person

 No.9(28cm)for 3 to 5 person

 No.10(31cm)for 4 to 6 person

Rustry Luster Earthenware Pot
Banko ware and Arita ware were collaboration Earthenware pot.

This lid is made of Arita-yaki porcelain

(which was first produced in Japan in the 17th century)

by Azone co.,ltd

Banko ware is a type of pottery in which the iron content in the clay gives it a unique color and taste.
It is famous for its excellent heat resistance and heat retention,
and maintains its temperature for a while even after it is removed from the fire.

The inside of the earthenware pot is coated with Cera-Armor, an antibacterial and stain-resistant ceramic coating that prevents food smells, stains,and dirt from sticking to the pot, making it easy to wash and sanitary.

The surface has a metallic luster called “luster finish” that gives it an atmospheric look.

Compatible with iInduction Heating Cooking Heater

No,6(18.5cm)is for one person,
No,8(25cm)is for two or three people.