What is Bizen yaki?

What is Bizen yaki?


Bizen ware is the oldest pottery in the *"Six Ancient Kilns of Japan". The Ibe district of Bizen City in Okayama is a typical production area, and it is characterized by baking at high temperature without using glaze or painting.

*Six Ancient Kilns in Japan : general term for six representative kilns (Echizen, Seto, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tamba, Bizen) that have been in production from the Middle Ages to the present among the ancient ceramic kilns.

Since it is hard and hard to break, it is used as a favorite for many tea utensils and tea pottery, and is popular as a daily necessities for the common people. It is still popular today, as it was designated as a national traditional craft in 1982.

■Before use

Please wash with a neutral detergent.
If you boil it, you can use it for a longer time.
If you soak the entire container in water immediately before use, it will be difficult for color transfer and oil to soak into it.

■How to boil

Fill the pot with plenty of water to completely submerge the Bizen ware.
Put it on the fire from the state of water, bring it to a boil for about 10 minutes, and then take it out when it cools naturally.

■After use

Please wash with a neutral detergent.
Keeping it wet can cause mold and odor, so it is important to dry it thoroughly.

■About the use of microwave ovens, etc.

Do not use the microwave, oven or dishwasher as they may be damaged.
Bizen ware is made by slowly baking high-quality clay over a long period of time, and it is sensitive to heat and may be damaged by sudden temperature changes.

■Other notes

Do not suddenly pour boiling water or expose it to direct fire.


Each one does not have the same color and the same pattern, and the handmade taste is attractive.

The more you use it, the more the taste will increase...


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