Bizen Vase

Artist: Hitoshi Morimoto
80,000 yen ($594.87 USD)

Bizen Vase / h26.5cm x dia20cm

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 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 20cm x H 26.5cm
  • Weight: 3500g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: HM-100-7
  • Made in Japan