Handpainted Imari (Arita)-yaki porcelain Japanese tea sets for sale online

Imari porcelain saucers with brocade crop instrument, Japanese tea sets

The Imari sets of the teapots and tea cups you can buy at Amazon

For drinking Japanese green tea, it is fun to buy a teapot (kyusu) or tea cup (yunomi) what you like at those times. But if you have a unified tea set, you would feel more attachment to them and never have a trouble to serve green tea for a guest.



 

Especially, the colorful and glazed Japanese tea sets make your tea time festive mood. The traditional porcelain Imari-yaki (Arita-yaki) has been loved all over the world since 17th century.

 

 

History of Imari (Arita)-yaki?

Imari-yaki and Arita-yaki belong to the Japanese porcelain. Though the people overseas would know the name of “Imari” rather than “Arita”, you may think that they are the almost same thing.

 

 

The history of the Arita-yaki started by the Korean potter Yi Sam-pyeong in the early 17th century. It is also the first production of the porcelain in Japan. Yi Sam-pyeong made the ascending kiln in Arita area, Saga Prefecture. So, they call the porcelain Arita-yaki (Arita ware).

 

 

By beginning the shipping to the other region in the country or abroad, they carried the Arita-yaki products from the Imari Port. That’s why the people in other country call it Imari.

 

 

Today, we call Imari-yaki and Arita-yaki according to each producing district. 

 

 

The high-quality soil of the districts and 1300 ℃ baking make the porcelains hard. Though the products seem fragile, it has an excellent strength of the material. Furthermore, the Potters stone contained much feldspar produces a fine-grained surface.

 

 

Imari roughly consisted of three types, Koimari (Kinrande), Kakiemon, and Nabeshima. But when you buy an unified tea set of Imari ware at Amazon, you can find Koimari and Nabeshima.

 

 

 

 

Imari Japanese tea sets at Amazon

Koimari style

First of all, you would have your eyes attracted towards the flowery coloring. The delicate design and luxurious gold color are the features only Koimari style has.

 

Japanese Arita ware Tea set GokujoKoimari(Tea Pot 1pc/Cup with Lid 5pcs)

 

 

 

 

TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION - [Premium] Imari Porcelain : Old Imari design - Kyusu Tea pot & 5 tea cups Set w Box from Japan [Standard ship by EMS: with Tracking & Insurance]

 

 

 

 

 

TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION - [SUPER VALUE] Arita-yaki Porcelain: PEONY - Kyusu Tea pot, 5 tea cup & saucer Set w Box from Japan [Standard ship by EMS: with Tracking & Insurance]

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION - [SUPER VALUE] Arita-yaki Porcelain: SAKURA - Kyusu Tea pot & 5 tea cup Set w Box from Japan [Standard ship by EMS: with Tracking & Insurance]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nabeshima style

The daimyo of Nabeshima domain (today’s Saga Prefecture) used the type of Arita ware. The style has three kindes. First, Ironabeshima which only has three colors, red, yellow, and green. Next, Sometsuke is just used indigo (gosu). And finaly, Seiji has a pale green surface. It is a simple and refined Imari.

 

 

Arita yaki CtoC JAPAN Tea set(Tea pot x1pcs Cup x5pcs) Porcelain Size(cm) Tea, pot, dia.16.5x12.8x9, Cup, dia.10x8 ca051277

 

 

 

 

Japanese Arita ware Tea set heian(Tea Pot 1pc/Tea Cup 5pcs/Saucer 5pcs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arita yaki CtoC JAPAN Tea set(Tea pot x1pcs Cup x5pcs) Porcelain ca085814

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern

Of course, today craftsmen make not only traditional but also modern Arita-yaki products. It is suitable for a Western table.

 

 

Arita yaki CtoC JAPAN Tea pot Porcelain Size(cm):15x11x11.2, 590cc Diameter 7.2x8.3 ca221625

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:2 Arita Calligraphy Cat Tea Set #110-603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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