Traditional technique : Arita Ware
Birthplace : Arita-cho, Saga Prefecture
Age of origin : Around 1616
Period : Edo period
It is the oldest domestic porcelain baked in the area around Arita cho, Saga prefecture. It is reported that in 1616, one of the Korean potter who was brought in by Toyotomi Hideyoshi 's dispatch of Korea, discovered pottery which is a material of porcelain in Arida Izumiyama beginning. Because it was carried from Imari port, it is also called Imari-ware.
Arita-ware is characterized by the beauty of clear white magnetism and delicate and ornate painting. Smoothness like glass that is thin, light and cool, charm with hardness, strong durability and no absorbency, making it ideal for use as dishes. In most cases, porcelain is mainstream, not pottery.