Ban Inoue, Leaf Shaped Coaster, Magenta and Grey
We are excited to introduce a new brand to our collection of Japanese goods! Ban Inoue is inspired by the delicate and complex aesthetic of Japan. Drawing much influence from the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Ban Inoue's products follow both the aesthetics of "Hana" - majestic, dynamic, and brilliant beauty - as well as the philosophy of "Wabi" - simple and clear beauty and harmony with nature. What is created is a brand that pairs natural fabrics with rich colors that bloom during the four seasons in Japan.
Ban Inoue uses a special kind of cotton fabric called Kaya. This beautiful cloth made of pure cotton fabric is formerly used as mosquito netting which is a specialty of Nara Prefecture. Mosquito netting fabric (kaya) has high absorbency and durability, and is easy to dry, making it the perfect base for these tableware textiles.
We highly recommend spot cleaning these coasters and drying them flat.