Collection: Imari ware

What is Imari Ware?

Imari ware is a type of traditional Japanese porcelain produced mainly in Imari City, Saga Prefecture. Its history dates back to the 17th century, and it was exported not only within Japan but also overseas during that time. Imari ware is widely known for its beautiful designs and high quality, particularly characterized by the contrast of blue and white.

Features of Imari Ware

  • Beautiful Design: The design of Imari ware is distinguished by its delicate and intricate patterns. Many of the designs are inspired by nature and traditional Japanese motifs, such as flowers, birds, and scenic landscapes, reflecting the beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics.
  • High Quality: Each piece of Imari ware is carefully crafted by skilled artisans, ensuring high quality and durability. These items can be used for a long time.
  • Versatility: Imari ware tableware is versatile, suitable for everyday use as well as special occasions. There is a wide variety of items, including rice bowls, plates, and teacups.

History and Culture of Imari Ware

Imari ware's history began in the early 17th century during the Edo period. The porcelain produced in Arita (now part of Saga Prefecture) was shipped from Imari Port, which is why it is called "Imari ware." During the Edo period, Imari ware was also exported to Europe, where it was highly valued for its beauty and quality.

Why Choose Imari Ware?

  • Tradition and History: Imari ware embodies the tradition and history of Japanese porcelain. Each piece is crafted with the skill and heart of the artisans.
  • Artistic Value: Imari ware is not only functional tableware but also holds artistic value. It makes a wonderful addition to home decor.
  • Collector’s Item: Due to its beauty and rarity, Imari ware is popular among collectors. Especially, "Ko-Imari," the Edo period pieces, are highly valued.