Bizen ware

Bi·​zen ware | \ bēˈzen- \

Definition of Bizen ware

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

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First Known Use of Bizen ware

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bizen ware

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

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“Bizen ware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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