HOZAN KILN SANGIRI BIZEN WARE WIND BELL
¥9,000

Hozan Kiln Sangiri Bizen Ware Wind Bell

JPY ¥9,000

Only 14 pieces in stock!

Cradled in simplicity, this wind bell 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 melodic and pleasant sound, but it also doubles as a stylish interior decor.

This wind bell is graced with the sangiri pattern, capturing the essence of fire's dance with clay. Its textured surface and the unique natural glaze emerge from the kiln's flames, showcasing Bizen ware's distinct blend of earth and fire. "San" hints at the kiln's wall, where ash accumulates transforming pieces into shades of gray or blackish brown, depending on their exposure to fire and ash. Each firing yields distinct patterns, making every wind bell 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 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.

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06/09/2024
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Love My Bell!

I love the way it sounds, and I love the way it was made. It is adorable and reminds me of Japan. Thank you!

06/26/2024

MUSUBI KILN

We do love the sounds very much also. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the review. We are so glad that you love the bell. Please come back and visit us at Musubi to find more items you can enjoy!