The town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province of Japan, is where Imari pottery originated and is still made to the present day. Imari pottery is characteristically decorated with stylised bamboo , geometric and floral designs. The colours used are a combination of orange, green, red, and blue.

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Most styles of Japanes pottery are named solely after the city or area that they are made. However, Mishima is named after the slip-inlay that is used to create it, as well as the Japanese Island of Mishima where the original pottery was transported to from Korea. The Mishima style...

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Bizen is the oldest style of pottery made in Japan. It originated in the village of Imbe in the old province of Bizen and to this day, is home to one of only six remaining kilns of medieval Japan.

The hard, reddish brown colour of Bizen ware make it very distinguishable...

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Dating back to 1580 when it was first thought to have been produced by the potter Chojiro, Raku pottery is synonymous with drinking tea as many of the pieces created in this style were intended for that use and were shaped like bowls. The tea bowls were used by the...

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Named after the City of Tokoname, which is one of The Six Ancient Kilns of Japan, Tokoname pottery dates back to more than 900 years ago. A special feature of this style of pottery is the smooth potters clay which is take from the ground in the city. The clay...

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Heavily influenced by the Chinese and Korean, pottery is one of the oldest art forms in Japan. Pottery, porcelain, earthenware and stoneware dates back to the Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

Different parts of the country are famous for certain styles of the craft.