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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Kihara Komon porcelain plates
Serving sake
These five small plates in Arita porcelain, known as "mamezara", each bear a different kichijo design. Knotted cherry blossom, pine, bamboo and plum, wave and plover, longevity and gourd. Their meaning is given in the long description. Use as an aperitif, or to share a dish over a fine bottle of sake ! Hasami porcelain. Diam. 108 mm
€39.00Price
Kihara Komon porcelain plates
Serving sake
These five small plates in Arita porcelain, known as "mamezara", each bear a different kichijo design. Knotted cherry blossom, pine, bamboo and plum, wave and plover, longevity and gourd. Their meaning is given in the long description. Use as an aperitif, or to share a dish over a fine bottle of sake ! Hasami porcelain. Diam. 108 mm
€39.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake serving plates from Arita - Kihara Rock
Serving sake
Kihara  workshop Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume & Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for aperitif, to...
€39.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake serving plates from Arita - Kihara Rock
Serving sake
Kihara  workshop Five small plates of Arita porcelain, the "mamezara", each bearing a different design, the traditional Japanese drawings (Ume & Tsuru, Maromonami, Inaho, Fuji and Yuki - see their significance in the long description). Use for aperitif, to...
€39.00Price
Kihara Sabisendan 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. Carafe h : 130 mm - Diam : 70 mm - Vol. 20 cl Cup h : 35mm - Diam : 65mm
€55.00Price
Kihara Sabisendan 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. Carafe h : 130 mm - Diam : 70 mm - Vol. 20 cl Cup h : 35mm - Diam : 65mm
€55.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake bowl from Arita, Kinkaku Arita
Serving sake
One of the best pieces of this collection, a golden guinomi on its outer face and silver on the inside. A fine and velvety texture, warm touch and nice on the lips. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€69.00Price
Japanese porcelain sake bowl from Arita, Kinkaku Arita
Serving sake
One of the best pieces of this collection, a golden guinomi on its outer face and silver on the inside. A fine and velvety texture, warm touch and nice on the lips. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€69.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, Kinsai Arita
Serving sake
Again the "soli" shape for the gold equivalent of Ginsai, straight and flared opening. Futuristic lines accentuated by unique color and texture, gold and rough. A nice pairing with Ginsaï for a gift idea. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€43.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, Kinsai Arita
Serving sake
Again the "soli" shape for the gold equivalent of Ginsai, straight and flared opening. Futuristic lines accentuated by unique color and texture, gold and rough. A nice pairing with Ginsaï for a gift idea. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Bunzan Seitou Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€43.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, Kompeki Arita
Serving sake
A blue swirl highlighted by a silver line which gives a very modern character. A slightly textured surface by the drawing of lines. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Totsukou Gama Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€30.00Price
Japanese Arita porcelain sake bowl, Kompeki Arita
Serving sake
A blue swirl highlighted by a silver line which gives a very modern character. A slightly textured surface by the drawing of lines. The history of this collection in the detailed description. Totsukou Gama Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection
€30.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki, Japanese blue sake bowl in Arita porcelain
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki, Japanese blue sake bowl in Arita porcelain
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki Coelacanth porcelain for sake service
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€18.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki Coelacanth porcelain for sake service
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€18.00Price
Koshuhaï Sakazuki green japanese sake cup
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Green porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Koshuhaï Sakazuki green japanese sake cup
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Green porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki, Japanese red sake bowl in Arita porcelain
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Red porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Kihara Sakazuki, Japanese red sake bowl in Arita porcelain
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Red porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€15.00Price
Japanese porcelain Arita Koshuhaï Sakazuki Shippou Tenmoku
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€19.00Price
Japanese porcelain Arita Koshuhaï Sakazuki Shippou Tenmoku
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl). Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita
€19.00Price
Japanese porcelain Arita Koshuhaï Sakazuki White
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Whiteporcelain sakazuki from Arita
€13.00Price
Japanese porcelain Arita Koshuhaï Sakazuki White
A nice blue sakazuki to serve sake in a traditional way. Delivered in its box. The details of Arita porcelain in the detailed description. (an image to give you an idea of the size of this sake bowl).  Whiteporcelain sakazuki from Arita
€13.00Price