Water Jar (Mizusashi)

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

Japan

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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