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Aritaware- Bowl 8 3/8" Dia x 3.5" H

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The Origin of Hizen (Arita Aritaware)
When the Korean potter, Ri Sanpei, came to northern Kyushu, he found deposits of kaolin in a place called Izumiyama in the town of Arita. He began making porcelain at the Kami-Shirakawa Tengu dani in the year 1616. This was the beginning of porcelain production in Japan. Somewhat later many people in the Hizen area also began to make porcelain and Arita displaced Karatsu as a center of pottery production.
In the beginning of the 17th century, around the Kan-ei period, Sakaida Kakiemon of Arita developed a new glaze technique using different colors which is known as Akae. .
The porcelain of this area proved to be popular and was traded by the Dutch East India Company and shipped to Europe; this included the Akae of Arita which was vigorously exported to many foreign countries. The porcelain of Arita was also in demand throughout Japan and was shipped from the port of Imari (Saga prefecture) and came to be known as Imari ware.
The original production of porcelain in Arita had great repercussions in that area and many other places.
Centuries of History and Ancestral Tradition Continues to this day!
Proper Care:

  • Please place vases or display plates safely and make sure they are balanced properly
  • Can be used in microwave, but really not recommended
  • Take special care by hand-washing.


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