Bizen Teabowl

Artist: Hitoshi Morimoto
40,000 yen ($352.15 USD)

Faceted Bizen Chawan (Tea Bowl)

Bizen ware is unglazed stoneware which has been made in Okayama Prefecture since the 12th century. Typically bizen ware has surfaces that can be a glossy gold, matte orange or iridescent blue-green. Rough, charcoal-like patches are also common. The effects are all produced by sustained, high temperature firings.

Hitoshi Morimoto who specializes in bizen ware fired these pieces for more than a week in the family noborigama. The nature of the bizen clay, position of the vessel in the kiln and temperature all contribute to making each piece unique.

Each bowl comes with a signed kiri wood box (Tomobako) for storage.

Hitoshi Morimoto was born into a kiln owning family in Okayama Prefecture. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, he apprenticed in Mino City after which he returned to the family kiln in Okayama where he currently produces ceramic tableware and vessels for tea ceremony and ikebana. While the majority of Morimoto's ceramics are unglazed Bizen Ware, he also produces work in other styles.


  • Dimensions: Dia 10.5cm x H 9cm
  • Weight: 350g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: ANV-HM-2
  • Made in Japan