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Arita, Imari - Porcelain ware made in Saga, Japan Porcelain first started to be produced in Arita, Saga-pref. at the beginning of the 17th century when large kaolin deposits were discovered at Izumiyama ( see picture, bottom left). From this time on, blue sometsuke pieces were produced. The red overglaze technique of "akae" was introduced in the mid 17th century and by the end of the century gold decoration was also evident. From the mid 17th century onward many of these opulent and often highly ornamental pieces were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, resulting in all pieces crafted in and around the area ( ie. Arita and Nabeshima) being grouped together under the IMARI label.
It is a tradition in Arita that many craftsmen are involved in the production of one piece. For example there are craftsmen specialised in turning the pots, some involved in the underglaze painting ( see picture, bottom centre), and others in charge of the overglaze decoration. Once trained, most craftsmen stay in the same profession for life.
Pictured bottom right is the famous persimmon tree outside the Kakiemon kiln, a symbol of the famous craftsman's process of trial and error to develop a red pigment similar in color to the Japanese persimmon fruit in the mid 17th century.
It is through the efforts of many great and diligent craftsmen that Arita has become synonymous with quality Japanese pottery and it is their legacy that keeps the Arita area still producing original and graceful pieces today.

Arita, Imari - Porcelain ware made in Saga, Japan

Handpainting at Shingama kiln (Seika)

Lovely affordable pieces from Arita (and Hasami in the Arita area). Carefully crafted with a simple elegance appropriate for special occasions, yet at a price reasonable enough for everyday use.


Hirado Eggshell porcelain cup
Hirado eggshell porcelain cup

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Hirado Eggshell porcelain cup
Hirado Eggshell porcelain cup

 



Hirado eggshell porcelain cup
Arita porcelain teapot
Hp flower teapot #1


Arita porcelain teapot
Handpainted flower teapot#2


 

Porcelain celadon teapot

Teapot from
Hasegawa Ceramics Studio

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Porcelain celadon teapot n cups

Teapots and cups from
Hasegawa Ceramics Studio

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Japanese pottery Arita teacup
Handpainted noodle dish set/
Hataman


Handmade Sumo wrestler dolls by Mukaeda Hidehito (Warabe Studio)

Arita porcelain guinomi sake cup

Suishobori Seigaiha
Guinomi


Arita porcelain tea set

Suisho bori Seigaiha
tea set

Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Suisho bori yunomi




Suisho bori acqua dot teapot and yunomi


Suishobori teapot




Black & white sake set/
Matsuo Shusuke

Porcelain houhin
Porcelain houhin NEW
small porcelain teapots
Small porcelain teapots
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Makie style butterfly pattern
incense pot / Kouraku kiln



Sleeping cat
Handpainted sleeping cat



chataku for tea bowl
Large wooden chataku for
tea bowls


 

 


Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Hakuji ridged yunomi

Blue dragon yunomi teacup
Handpainted blue dragon cup
from Aokobo studio #2

Blue dragon cup from Aokobo studio
Handpainted blue dragon cup/Aokobo studio


White teapot from Hakusan porcelain company

Ridged celadon teapot and yunomi from Hakusan porcelain company
Ridged celadon teapot and yunomi from Hakusan porcelain company



dragon ornament from Warabe studio
dragon ornament
from Warabe studio


Arita tea set
Somenishiki shochikubai tea set


Arita square dinner plates

Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Iroe Umekikumon yunomi

Iroe umekikumon teaset
Iroe Umekikumon tea set



Sometsuke Shikunshi tea set
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Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Hirado shonzui yunomi

Arita Ocean wave cups (5 pcs set)



Tenmoku fern plates by Kisen




Gyokuro cups by Eizan

Senbori celadon yunomi tea cup from Choshun kiln

Senbori celadon Seiji yunomi

Tako karakusa sansui yunomi

Sometsuke Tako karakusa
Sansui yunomi

Utstsugawa Gagyu Shirasagi teacup for Japanese green tea
Gagyu yunomi - White heron

 

Gagyu sencha set

Gagyu sencha cup set

 

Utsutsugawa Gagyu teacup for Japanese green tea
Gagyu Pampas grass yunomi

 

Gagyu white heron guinomi sake cup
Gagyu guinomi - white heron


Gagyu heron sakazuki sake cup

Gagyu sakazuki -white heron



Ginga yunomi from Shinemon kiln
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Silk road yunomi from Shinemon kiln

Silk road yunomi

from Shinemon kiln


Maritime Silk road yunomi
from Shinemon kiln

OUkamon yunomi teacup from Shinemon kiln

Oukamon yunomi

from Shinemon kiln

Yohen silver yuteki yunomi

Yohen silver yuteki yunomi

from Shinemon kiln

Otoso set
New Year O-toso set/Kisen kiln
Dragon geta ornament
Dragon Geta ornament

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