Sake Set BIzen Takashi Iwamoto
item # 137
Production District: Bizen (Okayama, JAPAN)
Potter: Takashi Iwamoto
Pattern: Ash glaze (no chemical)
Bottle Height: 5-1/8 inch (130mm)
Bottle Diameter: 2-1/4 inch (57mm)
Bottle Capacity: approximately 20 oz. (600ml)
Cup (right side)
Cup Height: 2-1/8 inch (54mm)
Cup Diameter: 2-1/2 inch (64mm)
Cup Capacity: approximately 6.7 oz. (200ml)
Dish Washer: Not recommended
Attention: Only one sake set like this in the world. Only one order is acceptable.
What is Bizen?
Bizen is one of the six oldest porcelain districts in Japan. Their roots are from Sueki. Sueki techniques came from Korea in the 4th – 7th century. It is the oldest kiln in Japan. Bizen does not use chemical glaze. Bizen clay has a lot of iron content and the color is red and dark brown. The color and patterns are uncontrolled and made by location in kiln, ash glaze, flame and other factors. Thatfs also controlled more by nature than by human intervention. The value of this technique is estimated to be very high. Bizen has had 5 Living National Treasures and one of the best pottery districts in Japan now.