HOZAN KILN HIDASUKI BIZEN WARE WIND BELL
¥9,000

Hozan Kiln Hidasuki Bizen Ware Wind Bell

JPY ¥9,000

Only 6 pieces in stock!

Cradled in simplicity, this wind chime boasts a circular form, its clapper mirroring the shape of a coin. As the Echizen washi paper flutters in a soft breeze, the stoneware clapper sings a tune warm and tender. Not only does the wind bell provide a refreshing visual appeal, but it also doubles as a stylish interior decor. 

The coarse texture, exquisite colors and patterns known as hidasuki are created by wrapping each item in straw and placing it in the kiln with a cover called a saya, and fired in a place away from direct heat. Light brown throughout and scarlet in the areas where the straw is wrapped, the contrast between the colors makes hidasuki one of the popular styles of Bizen ware. 

Each firing produces a different pattern, making each piece a unique work of art.

Bizen ware is a traditional stoneware produced in the Imbe area of Okayama Prefecture. It is one of the oldest ceramics in Japan, and is made using the yakishime technique, in which pieces are fired at high temperatures without glaze to make them durable and water-resistant. 

Hozan Kiln is a long-established Bizen ware kiln located in Imbe, Bizen City. For Bizen ware, there were six families that had been under the protection of the shogunate (government) since the 17th century. Hozan Kiln is known as one of them and continues to this day as the legitimate successor of Bizen ware.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Dimension: [Wind bell] D 7.8 cm (3.1 in) x H 6 cm (2.4 in) / [Clapper] D 3 cm (1.1 in) x H 0.3 cm (0.1 in) / [Strip of paper] 5.5 cm (2.2 in) x 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Bizen Ware
  • Brand: Hozan Kiln
  • Note:
    Check strings connecting wind bell, clapper, and paper strip before use. If loose,  retie tightly.
    Do not hang under wet conditions as the paper strip is not waterproof. 

ABOUT HOZAN KILN

Hozan Kiln is a long-established Bizen Ware kiln located in Ibe, Bizen City, the hometown of Bizen ware, and is directly descended from the Six family of Bizen ware potters. It has produced many masterpieces of tea ceremony utensils, sake cups, and works of art since long ago. The fan-shaped ceramic stamp (brand mark) used today at the kiln is known to have been stamped on a large jar from the 16th century.

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About BIZAN ware
"The Art of the Clay and Fire"

Bizen Ware is a traditional stoneware produced in the Ibe area of Okayama Prefecture. It is one of the oldest ceramics in Japan, and is made using the “Yakishime" technique, in which pieces are fired at high temperatures without glaze to make them durable and water-resistant.

Bizen Ware is called "the art of clay and fire" for the exquisite colors and patterns produced by the kiln's flames, and is characterized by its minimalist, "wabi-sabi" design.