Arita travel guide
It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.
Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant
pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain.
It holds the largest ceramic fair in Western Japan, the Arita Ceramic Fair.
This event is held from April 29 to May 5 every year and has thousands of stores and
stalls lining the six-kilometre long main street.
Offers a drastic change of scenery, which might even make you forget you are in Japan. This park
features a stunning garden and palace designed in the style of 18th-century German Baroque
architecture. This is said to be a tribute to Arita’s influence on European ceramic design.
The Shrine is located in Arita Town, Nishimatsuura District. Feature of the Shrine is Shrine gate
made by porcelain, and usually the Shrine gate are made of stone or wood. The Shire gate or
Torii was built in 1888. It had been designated Tangible Cultural Properties on April 28, 2000.
Porcelain Manufacturer, Kakieon
A style of Japanese porcelain, with over glaze decoration called “enameled” ceramics. It was
originally produced at the factories around Arita, in Japan’s from the Edo period’s mid-17th
century onwards. The style shares much in common with the Chinese “Famille Verte” style.
The quality of its decoration was highly prized in the West and widely imitated by major European
porcelain manufacturers during the Rococo period.
Location of Arita
|Address||City hall : 2202 Tachibeotsu, Arita-chi, Nishi-Matsuura-gun, Saga-prefecture|
30 minutes by a vehicle from Imari-city
60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city
100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city
|Population||19,600 Population density 298|
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