Bizen ware


Bi·​zen ware
: a Japanese ceramic ware produced since the 14th century that is typically a dark bronzy stoneware often with smears of natural ash glaze

Word History


partial translation of Japanese bizen-yaki, from Bizen, former province in Japan, where it was made + Japanese yaki pottery

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bizen ware was in 1875

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“Bizen ware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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