The animal is important motif in Arita now as same as old imari!

This pigeon is a popular motif of genemon kiln. The animal and sea fish is an important motif in Arita now, like old imari. 鳩は、有田焼の源右衛門窯で人気の模様です。古伊万里でも現在の有田焼でも鳥や動物、魚は重要なモチーフです。


Also the bird or flower was also the main motif in china in the medieval period.

Especially pigeon was popular motif at china.



This pigeon motif(left picture) of genemon kiln is influenced by china. 



(see. About genemon kiln)