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June 27, 2018

Last year we had several promotional events in Colorado to present our products including Bizen ware.  A few visitors asked us, “Are those products related to ZEN??” or “Is this a Wabi-sabi pottery?”  I never expected those words, “ZEN=禅” and “Wabi-sabi” came out from them.  Both words are associated with Japanese Buddhism.  According to Wikipedia, “Wabi” is rustic simplicity, fr...

March 3, 2018

This is a Bizen ware candle holder, one of our popular items among our Bizen ware collections. Look at the beautiful cut on the surface.  Each hand cut involves the artisan’s painstaking process. 

We received an order from a lady in the U.S.  Her brother is working in the U.S. navy in Japan and she wanted to send him the candle holder as a Christmas gift.  In the U.S., Christ...

November 10, 2017

This is one of the big BIZEN ware vases that has been sitting by the entrance of my parents' house in Japan.  I remember touching the vase, enjoying its unique feel and texture as a child.  It is hard to explain.  It is bumpy, but smooth and cool, but warm!  That was my very first impression of BIZEN ware.  Those lovely vases were originally created between 1573 and 1603.  Accord...

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