Bizen

Bizen

February 22, 2019 - March 02, 2019

Long Awaited…
Bizen

Ginza Ippodo
2019. Feb 22nd Friday – March 2nd Saturday
11:00-19:00 *Closed on Mondays

Bizen ware, made in Okayama, has an earthen texture that is the result of firing clay in the absence of glaze.
It is fired in a wood-burning kiln and baked for 7 to 10 consecutive days at a little over 2000°F.

The story of Bizen ware goes back to the Heian era, when it was adopted from the Sueki firing process in the ancient Kofun period, and gradually became used to produce everyday appliances like bowls, dishes and plates which were fired in the Minami Ogama site near Mt. Kumayama.
By the Kamakura era, this unique, burned-red color became the classic Bizen ware aesthetic.
Along with the exhibition “The Bizen,” held at the National Modern Museum in Tokyo, Ippodo Gallery Tokyo introduces the compelling exhibition, “Bizen ware.”

We are showcasing multiple Bizen ware including: Koitchiro Isezaki (first son of Living National Treasure, Ryo Isesaki) with his distinctive and creative forms; Yuji Goseki with his fresh and dynamic style; and Mitsuo Morioka, whose works boast a minimalistic beauty.


[Featured Artists]
Koichiro Isesaki, Kazuya Ishida, Yuji Goseki, Masahiko Kondo, Takuma Takigawa, Hiroshi Toyofuku, Yusaku Matsumoto, Mitsuo Morioka, Munehiko Morioka and more.

Laden 1
C19126
Koichiro Isezaki
Flower Vase
C19127
Koichiro Isezaki
Laden 2
C19128
Koichiro Isezaki
Spatter Vassel
C19129
Koichiro Isezaki
Koichiro Isezaki
C18868
Koichiro Isezaki
Drops
C19130
Koichiro Isezaki
Stairs
C19131
Koichiro Isezaki
Hikidashi-kuro faceted Chawan
C19133
Koichiro Isezaki
White chawan
C19134
Koichiro Isezaki
Sake Cup (C19135 gray, C19136 black)
C19135, C
Koichiro Isezaki
Nature Vase
C19035
Hiroshi Toyofuku
Jar
Mitsuo Morioka
Jar
Mitsuo Morioka
Jar
Mitsuo Morioka
Vase
Munehiko Morioka
 Guardian on the ball
C19032
Takuma Takikawa
 Guardian
C19031
Takuma Takikawa