Kihara

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.

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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<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong>Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> <br /><br />Dim. H 6.5 cm - Diam 6 cm.</p>

69,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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 !<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Bunzan Seitou</strong> Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

10,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Bunzan Seitou </strong>Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

10,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong>Bunzan Seitou workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection </strong><br /><br />Dim. H 6.5 cm - Diam 6 cm </p>

22,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br /><br /><strong>Kihara workshop</strong></p>

46,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case.<br /><br /><strong>Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop</strong></p>

43,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">This sake service includes 1 Katakuchi (sake carafe) and 2 Sakazuki (sake bowls). This composition is presented in a case.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arita porcelain sake service from Kihara workshop</p>

43,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Use for aperitif, to share a nice bottle of sake!<br /><strong><br />Kihara <strong>workshop</strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>

39,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kihara <strong>workshop</strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Use for aperitif, to share a nice bottle of sake!</p>

39,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kihara <strong>workshop</strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Use for aperitif, to share a nice bottle of sake!</p>

39,00 €

<p><strong>Kinemon Toen Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> <br />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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.</p>

69,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A blue swirl highlighted by a silver line which gives a very modern character. A slightly textured surface by the drawing of lines.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Totsukou Gama</strong> Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

30,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

15,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

18,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Green porcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

15,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Red porcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

15,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Blue porcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

19,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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). <br /><br /><strong>Whiteporcelain sakazuki from Arita</strong></p>

13,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong>Bunzan Seitou workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection </strong><br /><br />Dim. H 6.5 cm - Diam 6 cm </p>

19,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">Elegant Egyptian blue accented by a clear silver line. A shape called "soli" design for tasting the best refined sakes. A wonderful timeless piece, a guinomi to accord with classic or modern interiors. Ideal for Nigorizake (unfiltered Sake).<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Koemon</strong> Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

26,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">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.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Bunzan Seitou </strong>Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

22,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">An almost Baroque-inspired style with beautiful shades of poppy red. A traditional look at first glance, but a frank contrast with the white interior gives a modern and pop touches.<br />The history of this collection in the detailed description.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Koemon</strong> Workshop - Takumi no Kura Collection</strong> </p>

24,00 €
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