Bizen Hirabachi (29cm)

Artist: Hitoshi Morimoto
20,000 yen ($157.31 USD)

Bizen Shallow Dish (diameter 29cm)
** Each plate will vary slightly in shape, tone and appearance.

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.

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 his work. While the majority of Morimoto's ceramics are unglazed Bizen Ware, the style of his region, he also produces ceramic work in other styles.


  • Dimensions: Dia 29cm x H 3.5cm
  • Weight: 863g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Care: Not suitable for use in dishwashers and microwave ovens.
  • Product No: HM-69-4
  • Made in Japan