Hozan Kiln Goma Bizen Ware Sake Set
This Bizen Ware Sake set has a pattern called "Goma(sesame)." The coarse texture, exquisite colors and patterns produced by the kiln's flames is a remarkable example of Bizen Ware, "the art of clay and fire".
This pattern is called "Goma", because the pine wood used to fire the kiln turns to ash, which adheres to the work and gives it a pattern that looks like a sprinkling of sesame (=Goma) seeds. Each firing results in a different pattern, making each piece a unique work of art.
The microscopic pores inside Bizen ware mellow the flavors of sake and make the aroma more fragrant. The effect has been famous for centuries, and there is even a saying that "second-grade sake becomes first-grade sake when sake is kept in a Bizen ware pot.
It comes with 1 sake carafe and 2 sake cups.
Delivered in a wooden box which makes it a perfect gift for your loved ones.
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. In the 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 sake carafe and 2 cups
- Dimension: Carafe D9cm(3.5in) x H11.6cm(4.6in), Cup D6cm(2.4in) x H5.7cm(2.2in)
- Capacity: Carafe 350ml(11.8oz), Cup 90ml(3oz)
- Wooden Box: 17cm(6.7in) x 19.4cm(7.6in) x H11.3cm(4.4in)
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Bizen Ware
- Brand: Hozan Kiln
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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.View more Hozan Kiln items
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.
Gorgeous Goma Bizen Set
This Goma Bizen tokkuri & guinomi set has great color and a lovely goma pattern. It's very well made and is a joy to use. As always, the Musubi Kiln packaging and shipping was excellent.
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