Bizen Mug (Gunjo Blue)

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A charming Bizen for everyday

A Bizen mug with a rich, earthy appearance. While retaining the feel of natural clay, the glossy color brings elegance and the impression of a new Bizen. Its small and simple shape does not impose itself, but becomes more familiar each time it is used.

  • Area: Bizen, Okayama Prefecture
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Size: φ90 x H78mm
  • Capacity: 200ml
  • This product comes with its original box.

Brand: Izuru Seitou

A new brand created by the sons of an established Bizen ware artist in Okayama Prefecture. By using pigment-infused clay, they develop earthenware products with unique colors and originality.

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Stone ware

Vessels and objects having characteristics that fall between pottery and porcelain. It is made from clay and fired at high temperatures of about 1200-1300 degrees Celsius. It has a low water absorption rate and is opaque. In Japan, stoneware refers mainly to Bizen, Shigaraki, Tokoname and other unglazed ceramics.

Bizen ware

Stoneware made mainly in Imbe area in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture. One of the six ancient kilns in Japan. Characterized by high temperature firing without using glazes and various expressions brought about by transformation.

Six ancient kilns

Generic name of the six distinctive ancient kilns among all Japanese kilns, which have produced pottery from medieval times to the present day. These are Seto ware, Tokoname ware, Shigaraki ware, Echizen ware, Tanba-Tachikui ware and Bizen ware.

Instructions for use

To use this product safely and comfortably, please follow the instructions below:

  • Wash before first use with water or warm water.
  • Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
  • Do not use in oven or on open fire.
  • Clean the product with non-abrasive, soft scouring pad.
  • For your own safety, do not use any item that is chipped or cracked.
  • As these are handmade products, each piece will look slightly different.

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