Hozan Kiln Sangiri Gourd‐shaped Bizen Ware Sake Set

JPY ¥30,000

Only 4 pieces in stock!

This Bizen ware sake set, including a unique gourd-shaped sake carafe, features a pattern called sangiri. The coarse texture, exquisite colors, and patterns produced by the kiln's flames are remarkable examples of Bizen ware, celebrated as "the art of clay and fire."

The "san" in sangiri refers to the wall inside the kiln. The work placed on the side of the wall where ash tends to accumulate is covered with ash from the pine wood, and the part of the work not directly exposed to the fire reacts with the ash, turning it grayish brown or blackish brown. The uniqueness of each firing results in distinct patterns, ensuring that every piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

The microscopic pores inside Bizen ware mellow the flavors of sake and make the aroma more fragrant. This effect has been famous for centuries, leading to the saying  "second-grade sake becomes first-grade sake when sake is kept in a Bizen ware pot." 

This set includes 1 sake carafe and 2 sake cups.

Delivered in a wooden box, this set is a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Hozan Kiln is a long-established Bizen ware kiln located in Imbe, Bizen City. During the 17th century, six families of Bizen ware potters were under the protection of the shogunate. Hozan Kiln was established by one of these families and continues to this day as the legitimate successor of Bizen ware.


  • Quantity1 sake carafe and 2 cups
  • Dimension:【Carafe】D 8.5 cm (3.3 in) x H 13.5 cm (5.3 in),
    【Cup】D 6.7 cm (2.6 in) x H 5.8 cm (2.3 in)
  • Capacity :【Carafe】300 ml (10.1 oz),【Cup】100 ml (3.4 oz)
  • Wooden Box: L 17 cm (6.7 in) x W 19.5 cm (7.7 in) x H 11.3 cm (4.4 in)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Bizen Ware 
  • Brand: 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.