In 2005 four Banko Ware manufacturers decided to join forces and establish a new company called 4th-market. 4th-market takes its name from the city of Yokkaichi where it is located. Yokkaichi means “market on the fourth day”. Bankoyaki ceramic is one of the most important local industries in Yokkaichi city. 4th-market artists combine all their expertise and use it to design beautiful, harmonious, and modern lines of table and kitchenware.