GINPO – The Power of Clay
They engage in the manufacture of their products daily, while wishing to be involved in the “diets and lifestyles” of their customers, and to be able to make these people feel both physically and mentally richer through their involvement. To this end, high-quality and user-friendly designs are indispensable.
Their approach toward product quality has been handed down from the founder. they maintain the performance and durability of their products at a higher level through integrated production management, through an in-house process from the selection of raw materials to the mixing of clay and of glaze, forming, glazing, firing and inspection. Constantly conducting research, they will improve the process every time better raw materials, and better mixing styles and/or manufacturing methods are found.
Keeping with the concept of ceramic pots and tableware that complement the food”, they come up with ideas for their products while visualizing scenes of foods arranged in and on their products, in which their pots and bowls do not spoil the appearance of the foods but impart long-lasting attraction. Also important for daily use is user-friendliness.
Adding the essence of the times to its heat-resistant ceramics, which is its strong specialty, Ginpo Japan will continue to engage in the manufacture of products designed to make your diet richer and more colorful.
We would be delighted if our customers could enjoy wonderful times with GINPO’s products.
Originally started as a quest for higher quality ceramic goods, the history of GINPO Japan, a company that has been built over three generations, with the meticulous care and effort of its forebears, has an 87 year old storied past.
GINPO’s founder Sutematsu Kumamoto, who was a wholesaler of ceramics, opened a kiln with the aim of performing high-quality manufacturing. He created an original clay by selecting raw materials that satisfied his high standards and developed his own original glaze. This was the starting point of the philosophy of GINPO, a company that has continued to focus on product quality. The items manufactured have varied beyond just “Donabe”casserole pots, ranging from tableware to cosmetics bottles.
Against the backdrop of the dissemination of “Donabe”casserole pots that do not crack when heated due to the use of heat-resistant raw materials, the Sumikannyu series gained popularity. Meanwhile, Tetsuzo Kumamoto, the second president, developed the Hanamishima line with the Mishima Technique at a time when white “Donabe” with paintings were common. This series become so popular that the supply could not meet the demand and came to be dubbed “the standard for “Donabe”casserole pots.”
The third president Tetsuya Kumamoto, who took over the Hanamishima series, established a production line with a well-balanced arrangement of machinery and workers. The company established a system which specified the craftsmen’s techniques, rather than relying on the intuition of experienced craftsmen, and acquired an ISO 9001 certification. While protecting its long-selling products and listening to the voices of its customers, the company developed original “Donabe”casserole pots as new cooking utensils that matched the flow of the times.
GINPO’s product quality is supported by craftsmen with excellent skills
Product quality has been the No.1 objective that GINPO has valued more than anything else since its founding. Based on the tradition and techniques inherited from its forebears, GINPO has improved its product quality while meeting the needs of the times. Under the principle of “Wishing to create happy family meal times by making high-quality ceramic pots, and proposing healthy diets,” they developed their original clay and glaze through their down-to-earth research. They engage in the manufacture of excellent products through integrated production in Japan.