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DAIKURA

Bizen city in Okayama prefecture is famous for its Bizen pottery. Bizen is one of the six old kilns of medieval Japan. In 1972, Mr. Hidetoshi Ogawa made his own kiln in this town. His second son, Mr. Kouzou Ogawa is the successor to his father and together they are currently producing the earthenware. In 2011, the eldest son Mr. Daizoh Ogawa, set up DAIKURA to support planning and sales and to introduce Ogawa family’s product to more people. Bizen ware has a simple unglazed look and is made by a combination of good quality clay from the Bizen area and fire. The Ogawa family has maintained the traditional and natural ways of of making the wares by hand all the way to kiln baking. DAIKURA is also creating new styles while respecting the tradition of Bizen. In 2016, they introduce “hiiro” a water carafe which has a beautiful contemporary aesthetics. This emerging new style has attracted attention both domestically and internationally.

岡山県の備前市は、日本の六古窯の一つであり、個人窯の多い陶芸の街として知られる。1972年、小川秀藏さんはこの地で初窯を手がけ、現在は、秀藏さんの次男である弘藏さんが次の担い手となり、二人で作陶を行っている。DAIKURAは秀藏さん・弘藏さん両名の作品をより多くの方々に届けられるようにと、長男・代藏さんが2011年に始めた企画・販売店である。備前焼は、釉薬を使わず、良質の陶土と炎が出会って生み出される素朴な焼き物。小川さん一家は、土作りから窯焚きまで、全ての作業を手作業で行うことで、より自然なものづくりを心がけている。DAIKURAは、備前の伝統工程を重んじながらも、新たな取り組みにも目を向けており、2016年には、美しい形状を持つウォーターカラフェ「hiiro」を発表。この新しい備前焼のスタイルが国内外から注目を集めている。

Flagship Products

hiiro

hiiro

Bizen ware Cup

備前焼 カップ

Bizen ware Teacup

備前焼 湯のみ

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