Bizen Ware (Bizenyaki)
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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 ware by Isezaki Taku
US$83.00 (guinomi)
Bizen guinomi
US$78.00 (guinomi)
NEW
Bizen guinomi
US$78.00 (guinomi)
NEW
Bizen handled bowl
US$168.00

Bizen guinomi
US$88.00 (guinomi)
NEW
Bizen guinomi
US$88.00 (guinomi)
SOLD
Bizen guinomi
US$88.00 (guinomi)
NEW
Bizen sake pitcher
US$75.00
SOLD
Bizen shochu cup
US$98.00
NEW
Bizen shochu cup
US$98.00
NEW
Bizen shochu cup
US$98.00
NEW
Bizen shochu cup
US$98.00
NEW
Bizen ware by Okabe Takanori
US$105.00
Bizen bowl  by Shibuta Toshiaki
US$60.00
Bizen funa tokkuri sake bottle
US$85.00
Bizen sake pitcher
US$85.00
NEW

US$63.00
Japanese pottery - Bizen ware sake cup
Bizen-257 (guinomi)
US$120.00
Bizen ware by Okabe Takanori
US$83.00
Bizen flower vase
US$200.00

US$63.00 each
Bizen beer mug
US$65.00 SOLD
Bizen ware by Shibaoka Mamoru
US$62.00 each

Bizen ware by Suzuki Tsuneki
US$58.00

US$87.00

US$135.00

US$87.00
 
Profile of Shibuta Toshiaki Profile of Saito Takashi
Wood fired Bizen yunomi cups
US$48.00 each
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$150.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$140.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$140.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00 SOLD
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen teapot
US$128.00
Wood fired Bizen yunomi cups
US$60.00
Bizenyaki Yohen teapot
Bizen-370
US$155.00
Bizenyaki Yohen teapot
Bizen-371
US$175.00
Bizen houhin set
Bizen-275 (houhin set)
US$248.00
Bizenyaki Yohen shallow bowl
Bizen-158 (bowl)
US$120.00
   

     
Kuro Bizen sake set by Shibuta Toshiaki
Bizen-202
US$198.00 SOLD
Bizen beer cups
Bizen-301
US$52.00 SOLD
Wood fired Bizen Maneki Neko
US$400.00
 
       

       
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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