HOZAN KILN DOUBLE BOTTON SANGIRI TOOTHPICK HOLDER WITH HANDLE
¥4,500

Hozan Kiln Double Botton Sangiri Toothpick Holder With Handle

JPY ¥4,500

Only 9 pieces in stock!

This toothpick holder boasts a uniquely crafted design with a handle, blending functionality with artistry. With its earthy tones and distinctive style, it doubles as a stunning addition to your tablescape and a quaint vase for small blooms. 

Graced with the sangiri pattern, Hozan Kiln's toothpick holder captures the essence of fire's dance with clay. "San" hints at the kiln's wall, where ash accumulates transforming pieces into shades of grayish or blackish brown, depending on their exposure to fire and ash. The surface, where ends overlap, is adorned with button-like design showcasing Hozan Kiln's attention to detail in their craftsmanship.

Each firing yields distinct patterns, making each holder a one-of-a-kind art piece.

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 pottery kiln located in Imbe, Bizen City, the hometown of Bizen ware. 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: D 5.5 cm (2.2 in) x H 8.5 cm (3.3 in) [handle included]
  • Material: Stoneware  
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Bizen Ware
  • Brand: Hozan Kiln

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.