Hiiro Bizen-yaki Water Carafe


Modern meets traditional

Hiiro is a modern, ceramic water carafe made from traditional bizen-yaki, a type of Japanese pottery that dates back to around the 14th century. It originated in Bizen province (present-day Okayama) and is often characterized by an earthen-like, reddish-brown color, and an absence of glaze.

The clean, elegant form allows for the cup to nest perfectly on top of the carafe, sealing out air and keeping the water fresh and ready to be served. In fact, there is an old Japanese saying that “water doesn’t go bad in bizen ware.” This probably has a lot to do with the high mineral content of the clay, which helps to purify the water and even improve the taste.


  • Designer: Shizuka Tatsuno
  • Made by: Daikura Bizen Ware
  • Carafe and nesting cup set
  • Dimensions: 2.5 in diameter x  10.7 in height (65 x 272 mm)
  • Capacity: 17 oz (500 ml)
  • Handmade in Japan