Bizen ware

About Bizen ware

Bizen ware has its roots in Sueki pottery that was introduced to Japan from the Korean peninsula in the 5th century. During the Heian period (794-1185), kilns were built to produce necessities such as bowls and roof tiles. Later on, besides everyday items like urns, vases, and mortars, teapots and tea cups for tea ceremonies began to be made. During the Edo period (1603-1868), Bizen potters received support and protection from the local feudal lords, and they produced many masterpieces that made Bizen ware famous all over Japan.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1982

Bizen ware Creator