The special feature of Old Imari ware"a lot of glaze"

The Japanese started producing porcelain in the Arita region of Saga Prefecture in the 1610s. It was shipped throughout Japan and abroad from the port of Imari. It is known as Imari ware around the world. Now Imari ware is still popular.


In the Arita region, Famous Kilns (ex. Gen-emon Kiln-arita porcelain) are highly regarded Old Imari ware.


The unique feature of Old Imari ware is

"a lot of glazes"


Imari ware did not have "biscuit firing." So the glaze and clay have less fit. 

The glaze becomes a kind of mass. The glassy mass of glaze looks beautiful by reflecting light. It seems "a lot of glaze"

Old imari (post card)
Old imari (post card)