Water Jar (Mizusashi)

Stoneware with wood-ash glaze (bizen ware) | 20.9 x 22.1cm | late 16th century


The Bizen kilns near the town of Imbe in Okayama prefecture are known to have been active since the thirteenth century. Like the Shigaraki kilns, they produced a variety of utilitarian vessels until the sixteenth century when Bizen wares attracted th...
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