Bizen ware Sake cup Hidasuki (Mitsuhiro Kaneshige)
Tracing its roots back to Sue pottery from 1200 years ago, Bizen Ware is traditional, Japanese pottery.
Bizen City is renowned for having Japan’s oldest kilns and is registered as a Japan Heritage Site.
The tradition of baking the durable container for seven to fourteen days in a firewood oven has been passed down through generations of potters.
Modern day artists take on the challenge of incorporating new expressions into Bizen Ware while maintaining tradition.
There is an unclear part for details about the genealogy of the Kanesiges, but Ritouen is the oldest lineage in the pottery of Bizen Ware from existing material and research. Kaneshige Riemon which is the name inherited by a head of a family for generations is told as 77 generations, but it isn't correct, it is a pronoun of an old lineage.
Hidasuki is a signature Bizen technique in which straw is wrapped around a piece of pottery and fired to create a beautiful pattern where the part of the pottery touched by the straw turns bright scarlet.
Dishwashers and microwaves are not recommended.
Style A: W 3 1/2" x H 1 1/2"
Style B: W 3 1/8" x H 1 5/8"