Arita-yaki or Arita ware, is the name for Japanese porcelain that is made in the town Arita of Saga Prefecture. Depending on the time period the Arita tableware was made, the designs are completely different. Read further to learn more about the history behind Arita ware and the various types of porcelain you can purchase.
The Beautiful and Colorful Arita Tableware
During the Edo Period (1603-1868), Arita ware was known as the Imari-yaki or Hizen-yaki. After the Meiji Period (1868-1912), it became more well-known as the Arita-yaki. Arita is the founding town of these beautiful porcelain tableware and even today, it is one of the most famous areas in Japan that make porcelain tableware.
The tableware created during the Edo Period, specifically between 1610 to 1650, is known as the first batch of the Imari-yaki tableware. The tableware created then were mainly just blue and white, known for the simplicity of the design. From the 1640’s, more colorful designs were introduced using colors such as red, green, yellow, blue and purple. The popularity of Arita ware increased especially during the Meiji Period when the tableware was introduced at the World Exposition held in Europe. And ever since, it has become extremely popular globally.
Large Arita Ware Porcelain Plate
These Large plate are a classic Arita type of tableware with a very colorful or chic design. These are called “KOIMARI(古伊万里)”. This is a great decoration piece for your home!
Arita Ware Hors D’oeuvre Party Plate
The hors d’oeuvre Arita plate can be a great addition to your kitchen collection. Most are designed with 5 small plates and a center bowl to put a variety of snacks. An exceptional and beautiful Arita ware porcelain set to have!
Arita Ware Tea Set
There are a variety of elegant Arita ware tea sets. Most have beautiful designs on the cup and teapot, so find the one that suits your taste! Own one of these tea sets to have a lovely time with friends while drinking some green tea and having Japanese sweets.
These Arita porcelain tableware is a work of art that is loved by people worldwide. Take a look at the porcelains sold on Buyee to find the one that you can own to use as a decoration piece or for dining.
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