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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.


Japanese sword guard ceramic coasters
Japanese sword guards ceramic coasters (set of three pcs)
 
Egg shell porcelain by Hirado Tosho (Tosyo) XIII,
Hirado eggshell porcelain cup

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Egg shell porcelain by Hirado Tosho (Tosyo) XIII,
Hirado Eggshell porcelain cup
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Egg shell porcelain by Hirado Tosho (Tosyo) XIII,
Hirado eggshell porcelain cup
Egg shell porcelain by Hirado Tosho (Tosyo) XIII,
Hirado eggshell porcelain cup

Nishiki Karakusa teapot set/
Kisen
SOLD

Porcelain celadon teapot

Teapot from
Hasegawa Ceramics Studio

Teapots and cups from
Hasegawa Ceramics Studio


Arita porcelain teapot
Handpainted flower teapot#2
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Handmade Sumo wrestler dolls by Mukaeda Hidehito (Warabe Studio)
Japanese pottery Arita teacup
Handpainted noodle dish set/
Hataman


Arita porcelain tea set
Suisho bori Seigaiha
tea set
Arita porcelain rock glass
Suishobori Seigaiha
Rock glass

Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Suisho bori yunomi

Suishobori teapot


Arita porcelain guinomi sake cup
Suishobori Seigaiha
Guinomi
Seigaiha pattern porcelain sencha cup
Seigaiha sencha cup
small porcelain teapots
Small porcelain teapots

Porcelain houhin

Sleeping cat
Handpainted sleeping cat



chataku for tea bowl
Large wooden chataku for
tea bowls

 

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Makie style butterfly pattern
incense pot / Kouraku kiln
Ridged celadon teapot and yunomi from Hakusan porcelain company
Ridged celadon teapot and yunomi from Hakusan porcelain company
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White teapot from Hakusan porcelain company SOLD
Arita tea set
Somenishiki shochikubai tea set
 
Special price 30% off the listed price.

Iroe umekikumon teaset
Iroe Umekikumon tea set



Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Iroe Umekikumon yunomi


Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Hirado shonzui tea cup
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Arita square dinner plates
Gagyu sencha set
Gagyu sencha cup set
Arita yunomi cup for Japanese green tea
Hakuji ridged yunomi



Arita Ocean wave cups (5 pcs set)
Utstsugawa Gagyu Shirasagi teacup for Japanese green tea
Gagyu yunomi - White heron
Utsutsugawa Gagyu teacup for Japanese green tea
Gagyu Pampas grass yunomi
Utsutsugawa Gagyu teacup for Japanese green tea
Moon viewing rabbit yunomi
Gagyu white heron guinomi sake cup
Gagyu guinomi - white heron



Gagyu heron sakazuki sake cup
Gagyu sakazuki -white heron



Utsutsugawa Gagyu teacup for Japanese green tea
Moon viewing rabbit yunomi


Black & white sake set/
Matsuo Shusuke
Senbori celadon yunomi tea cup from Choshun kiln
Senbori celadon Seiji yunomi

Gyokuro cups by Eizan
Arita Shinemon guinomi sake cup gift set
Various guinomi sake cup set from Shinemon kiln SOLD

Maritime Silk road yunomi
from Shinemon kiln SOLD OUT
Silk road yunomi from Shinemon kiln
Silk road yunomi
from Shinemon kiln

Ginga guinomi
Baba Kusuo


Ginga yunomi
from Shinemon kiln

Ginga guinomi
from Shinemon kiln
OUkamon yunomi teacup from Shinemon kiln
Oukamon yunomi

from Shinemon kiln
SOLD OUT

Hana ikada yunomi
from Shinemon kiln
SOLD

Hana ikada yunomi
from Shinemon kiln
Otoso set
New Year O-toso set/Kisen kiln
Dragon geta ornament
Dragon Geta ornament
 
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