TOP > Kilns > Morihozan Kiln

Morihozan Kiln Okayama Prefecture Bizen ware Morihozan Kiln Okayama prefecture, Chugoku

Artist :
MORI Yasushi


Morihozan Kiln has been continued as the descendant of Terami who was one of the Bizen Ware's pottery six grand masters since Azuchi-Momoyama period. The kiln is near the Inbe station, JR Ako Line, it takes five minutes' walk to the Inbe station. A row of kilns stand with a brick chimney and earthen wall, this is the famous place which could be possibly called "town of the Bizen Ware". There are many stands at annual Bizen Ware Festival by the kilns, and many people visit there. MORI, Yasusi and his-son Toshiaki manage the kiln today. There is the precious shelf following from Edo period in the exhibition room. They pursue the gentle and elegant form loved by many people, and produced wide range of products such as jars, vases, plates, tea bowls, sake bottles, gulps and buckets. They keep tradition of Bizen Ware, and create warm ceramics which brings out its texture tsuchiaji.

Address : 710 Inbe, Bizen-shi, Okayama 705-0001 Japan
Visiting hours : 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. closed on New Year's holiday


MORI, Yasushi
He has a great career for more than 40 years and he brings exquisite kiln mutation effect to his pottery. He is the artist who makes the new generation Bizen while inheriting it's tradition at the same time.