Collection: NANBAN 南蛮·钵

In Japan, the term Nanban referring to a particular kind of imported pottery is vague and difficult to classify. 

On the other hand, it doesn’t refer to a particular country or production area. It was a collective term for certain artefacts used by tea masters in the world of art and antiques.

However, The earliest Nanban containers entered bonsai scene before the Meiji period and were typically small round trough-shaped pots, dishes and jar lids, which were modified into a bonsai pot by drilling holes in their bottom.