Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Arita
The Mr. and Mrs. Shibata Collection is particularly popular.
It systematically gathered Arita ware from throughout the Edo Period.
The Kanbara Collection is also popular. It brings together Arita ware that was exported to Europe during the Edo Period.
We can compare with Arita ceramic in Europe (The Kanbara Collection) and Japan(The Mr. and Mrs. Shibata Collection) during the Edo Period.
Arita ceramic in Japan(The Mr. and Mrs. Shibata Collection) has Wabi and sabi sense of beauty. Its more simple and lacking embellishment than Arita ceramic in Europe. I prefer The Mr. and Mrs. Shibata Collection.
About Kyushu Ceramic Museum
Ceramics in each region of Kyushu, especially those of the Hizen Region (Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures), have developed their original styles and traditions. The museum was founded in November 1980 to contribute to the preservation of this cultural inheritance and the ceramic art culture.
3100-1 Toshakuotsu, Arita-cho,Nishi Matsuura-Gun, Saga Prefecture 844-8585