Bizen Ware (Bizenyaki)
Bizen ware(bizenyaki) selected by Artistic Nippon

 

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Bizen ware is well-known as one of the 6 ancient kilns in Japan with over a thousand years of history. In the 13th century it prospered greatly due to the popularity of the tea-ceremony. From its beginning, Bizen potters created pots in one distinct style, i.e., trademark non-glazed wares, which are truly unique and cannot be found in other pottery-producing areas in Japan.

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Bizen henko vase by Kurokawa Motoharu
US$1,125.00
Bizen guinomi
US$150.00


US$100.00

SOLD

US$90.00 SOLD

US$63.00

US$189.00

US$42.00

Bizen handled bowl
US$180.00

Bizen cupUS$65.00 SOLD
Teacup US$55.00
SOLD

Bizen funa tokkuri sake bottle
US$98.80
Kuro Bizen flower vase US$62.00 Kuro Bizen flower vase
US$68.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen yunomi teacup
Teacup US$105.00

Bizen Yohen kyusu teapot

US$120.00
       
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware teapot US$236.00
Teacup US$55.00 SOLD
Japanese pottery - Ao Bizen guinomi (sake cup)
Guinomi US$74.99

SOLD
Japanese pottery - Bizen yunomi teacup Teacup US$ 29.99 each
Bizen bowl  by Shibuta Toshiaki

US$49.99
Bizen bowl  by Shibuta Toshiaki
US$69.99

Bizen square dish by Shibuta Toshiaki

US$96.60
Bizen square plate by Shibuta Toshiaki

US$37.60
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup


Bizen-260 (guinomi)
US$126.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup
Bizen-258 (guinomi)

US$126.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen guinomi sake cup
Bizen-147(guinomi)
US$84.00

Bizen beer cups


Bizen-301
US$52.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup
Bizen-242 (guinomi)
US$126.00

Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup
Bizen-280
US$48.00

Japanese pottery - Bizen yunomi teacup
Bizen-154 (yunomi teacup)
US$85.00

SOLD
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup Bizen-251 (guinomi)
US$84.00

Bizen tokkuri
Bizen-141 (guinomi
)
US$45.00

Bizen pottery guinomi
Bizen-142(guinomi)
US$48.00 SOLD
Bizen beer mug
Bizen-277 (Beer mug)
US$67.00
SOLD
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup Bizen-259 (guinomi)
US$84.00
Bizen yohen sake set
Bizen-136(sake set)
US$168.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup
Bizen-196 (guinomi)
US$126.00
Bizen houhin set
Bizen-275 (houhin set)
US$353.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup

Bizen-257 (guinomi)
US$126.00


 

 
Japanese pottery - Bizen (Bizenyaki) guinomi


Bizen-116 (guinomi)
US$88.00

Bizen tumblerBizen-223(tumbler)
US$80.00
Kuro Bizen sake set by Shibuta Toshiaki Bizen-202
US$198.00 SOLD
Bizen pottery tumbler
Bizen-224 (tumbler)
US$88.00

Bizenyaki Yohen shallow bowl Bizen-158 (bowl)
US$120.00




 

       
       
Given the rustic texture and the many shade variations on the pieces, it is difficult to give an exact representation of the actual colors. Shades may appear lighter or darker according to the light and the computer format used. If you would like more information on the color of your chosen piece, do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to post more photos taken in different lights and from different angles.

The distinctive and easily recognisable Bizen pottery produced in Okayama (south-western Japan), has a long history. Itis well-known as one of the 6 ancient Japanese kilns, established over a thousand years ago and rising to prominence with the popularity of the tea-ceremony in the 13th century. Bizen's trademark non-glazed ware has been produced since its very beginnings. It is truly unique and cannot be found in any other pottery-producing areas in Japan. The natural ash glaze is achieved by a traditional firing process. Red pine wood is burned at extremely high temperatures in kilns made of clay, brick or stone, with firing times ranging from 7 to 14 days. Constant attention is needed to keep the fires going, with workers standing by around the clock. The effect on each piece differs depending on its position in the kiln and its proximity to the flame path. Prediciting the finished effect is a tricky business and can only be achieved by the most expert and experienced craftsman. It can be said that each piece is a complete one-off, crafted with much care and attention to detail and the product of a process which involves a great deal of time, expense and manpower to complete. For this reason, most kilns are only fired once or twice a year although with over 400 potters actually at work in Bizen, there is usually at least one kiln in operation at a given time.

* Hidasuki items are not ash-glazed. They are not produced according to the description above.


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