Bizen Tokkuri (Sake Bottle)

Artist: Hitoshi Morimoto
16,000 yen ($118.32 USD)
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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 plates 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 before returning 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, wood fired in a noborigama, he also produces work in other styles using a variety of glazes.

    PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Dimensions: Dia 8cm x H 13cm
  • Weight: 193g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: HM-b-19
  • Made in Japan

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