Saga Prefecture

Arita's porcelains are mainly known in Europe as "Imari", from the small port from which these porcelains left for Europe, exported by the first Dutch merchants. These porcelains have been made since the beginning of the 17th century in the small town of Arita, in Saga prefecture, north of Kyushu. Since 1616 to be precise, a turning point in the history because this moment marked the end of the Chinese monopoly on the use of Kaolin for the production of fine porcelain.

Atelier de porcelaine japonaise Kihara

Japan was exporting until 1757, until Edo era when the government started controling export of these products. They became less available abroad, and distribution was more focussed on Japanese territory. During the 19th century, exports restarted thanks to Arita porcelains which were presented at international fairs and exhibitions, again contributing to their global reputation. Many makers (Kamamoto) and artists produce Arita porcelain. Some of them are also recognized as "living human treasure" in Japan.

The products from workshops
Below, all Arita porcelains available on our online store.

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Japanese porcelain sake bowl, Ginkaku Arita
Serving sake
The mirror of Kinkaku, gilded on its inner side this time, and silver on the outside. A lovely touch, in hands and on lips. To pair with Kinkaku for a beautiful gift. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection Dim. H 6.5 cm -...
€69.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake bowl, Ginkaku Arita
Serving sake
The mirror of Kinkaku, gilded on its inner side this time, and silver on the outside. A lovely touch, in hands and on lips. To pair with Kinkaku for a beautiful gift. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection Dim. H 6.5 cm -...
€69.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, "Ginsai Arita
Serving sake
The "soli" shape for this Guinomi, straight, with a flared opening. Futuristic lines accentuated by the color and its unique texture, silver and rough. To pair with Kinsaï for a wonderfull gift. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€43.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, "Ginsai Arita
Serving sake
The "soli" shape for this Guinomi, straight, with a flared opening. Futuristic lines accentuated by the color and its unique texture, silver and rough. To pair with Kinsaï for a wonderfull gift. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€43.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, "Hakuji Arita".
Serving sake
The classic white Japanese porcelain for this guinomi. The soli shape is recommended for tasting delicate sakes like Ginjo and Daiginjo; neutral color will take you straight to the objective: your tasting ! The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura...
€10.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, "Hakuji Arita".
Serving sake
The classic white Japanese porcelain for this guinomi. The soli shape is recommended for tasting delicate sakes like Ginjo and Daiginjo; neutral color will take you straight to the objective: your tasting ! The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura...
€10.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake bowl from Arita, "Hakuji Maru Arita".
Serving sake
The classic white of Japanese porcelain for this guinomi. The maru form is recommended for tasty Sakes such as Junmai; the neutral color will take you straight to the point: your tasting experience. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou  Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€10.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake bowl from Arita, "Hakuji Maru Arita".
Serving sake
The classic white of Japanese porcelain for this guinomi. The maru form is recommended for tasty Sakes such as Junmai; the neutral color will take you straight to the point: your tasting experience. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou  Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€10.00Price
Haruzakura japanese sake cup in Arita porcelain
Serving sake
The interpretation of classic "kikizake Choko", hence the name of "Kura". The blue lines represent the Janome, the snake eye used to measure the degree of filtration with a visual assessment of turbidity. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection <span...
€22.00Price
Haruzakura japanese sake cup in Arita porcelain
Serving sake
The interpretation of classic "kikizake Choko", hence the name of "Kura". The blue lines represent the Janome, the snake eye used to measure the degree of filtration with a visual assessment of turbidity. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection <span...
€22.00Price
Hashioki Arita chopstick holder
With these hashioki (chopstick holders), Arita porcelain takes up the theme of traditional Japanese designs. Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki, their meaning is given in the long description. Dimensions of each unit: diam. 2cm h. 7 mm Price indicated for the set <span...
€24.00Price
Hashioki Arita chopstick holder
With these hashioki (chopstick holders), Arita porcelain takes up the theme of traditional Japanese designs. Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki, their meaning is given in the long description. Dimensions of each unit: diam. 2cm h. 7 mm Price indicated for the set <span...
€24.00Price
Sake service in Arita porcelain, Kihara Gen
Arita porcelain sake Service comprising 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowl). The shape reminds the one of bow in traditional Japanese archery (Yumi), hence the name "Gen". Presented in a pretty box. Kihara workshop Katakuchi h : 120 mm l : 68 mm - Vol : 20 cl Sakazuki h : 70mm l :...
€46.00Price
Sake service in Arita porcelain, Kihara Gen
Arita porcelain sake Service comprising 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowl). The shape reminds the one of bow in traditional Japanese archery (Yumi), hence the name "Gen". Presented in a pretty box. Kihara workshop Katakuchi h : 120 mm l : 68 mm - Vol : 20 cl Sakazuki h : 70mm l :...
€46.00Price
Kihara Hakemaki Sake Set Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake cup). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop. Carafe h : 130 mm - Diam : 70 mm - Vol. 20 cl Cup h : 35mm - Diam : 65mm
€46.00Price
Kihara Hakemaki Sake Set Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake cup). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop. Carafe h : 130 mm - Diam : 70 mm - Vol. 20 cl Cup h : 35mm - Diam : 65mm
€46.00Price
Kihara Hokkori Sake Set Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop Decanter dimensions : h. 80 mm l. 80 mm - 18 cl Cup dimensions : h. 45 mm l. 45 mm - 3 cl Price indicated for the set <br...
€43.00Price
Kihara Hokkori Sake Set Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop Decanter dimensions : h. 80 mm l. 80 mm - 18 cl Cup dimensions : h. 45 mm l. 45 mm - 3 cl Price indicated for the set <br...
€43.00Price
Kihara Hokkori Sake Set white Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop Decanter dimensions : h. 80 mm l. 80 mm - 18 cl Cup dimensions : h. 45 mm l. 45 mm - 3 cl Price indicated for the...
€43.00Price
Kihara Hokkori Sake Set white Japanese sake set
This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case. Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop Decanter dimensions : h. 80 mm l. 80 mm - 18 cl Cup dimensions : h. 45 mm l. 45 mm - 3 cl Price indicated for the...
€43.00Price
Small Japanese porcelain sake serving dishes from Arita - Kihara Kids
Serving sake
Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for aperitif, to share a nice bottle of sake ! Kihara...
€39.00Price
Small Japanese porcelain sake serving dishes from Arita - Kihara Kids
Serving sake
Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for aperitif, to share a nice bottle of sake ! Kihara...
€39.00Price
Japanese porcelain plates Kihara Komon
Serving sake
Kihara  workshop Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for...
€39.00Price
Japanese porcelain plates Kihara Komon
Serving sake
Kihara  workshop Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume &amp; Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for...
€39.00Price