Arita Ware

Arita ware’s history began in the 17th century, when raw porcelain material was discovered in Arita and the first fine china thereafter emerged in Japan.  Arita ware has many fine characteristics; it is thin, light, its feel almost like that of glass, yet solid. It is also durable and does not absorb water, making it suited for tableware. Arita ware has developed many different styles over its long history - with classic styles generally blue and white in color.