Imari travel guide
Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history. Imari is most notable because of
Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares
made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.
The porcelain was exported from the port of Imari specifically for the European
Okawachiyama porcelain district
Originally, an owner of the Imari porcelain was Nabeshima clan, in order to develop and protect
its outstanding technique, he gathered skilled artisans and painters in Okawachiyama district.
Now. about 30 potteries are manufacturing Imari porcelain.
Location of Imari
|Address||City hall : 1355-1 Tachibana, Imari-city, Saga-prefecture|
40 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu-city
80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
80 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city
|Population||54,000 Population density 210|