Hozan Kiln Botamochi Bizen Ware Round Plate
The Hozan Kiln round plate is symbolic of the earthy texture and color of Bizen Ware.
Rounded pieces of refractory clay are placed in between plates before they are put in the kiln, and as the ashes do not cover that spot, a natural round ring design is made on the plate. The rounded shape looks like a Japanese sweets called "botamochi," hence the name. Each firing results in a different pattern, making each piece a unique work of art.
Just the right size for a single serving dish. The rustic and unique pattern is eye-catching and complements fresh colors of various menus. It can be used not only for Japanese cuisine, but also for a variety of other dishes.
Bizen Ware is a traditional stoneware produced in the Inbe 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.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D18cm(7.1in) x H2.2cm(0.9in)
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Bizen Ware
- Brand: Hozan Kiln
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About BIZEN 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.