ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
“Arita Porcelain Lab” is the modern brand name of the Yazaemon Kiln, which was established over 200 years ago. It is one of Arita’s oldest and largest-scale operating kilns.
Our luxury and modern style of Arita porcelain pieces are created one by one by handwork of skilled artisans, taking advantage of the unique techniques inherited in tradition of Yazaemon kiln, which evolved through countless trials.
100% “Made in Japan”
Arita porcelain is one of Japan’s traditional handicrafts. The traditional techniques used to make Arita porcelain have been improved on with craft and design to meet the needs of modern lifestyles. The result is a simple, contemporary style of vessel, produced with the finest handwork expected from Japan’s artisans.
Everything was created by the skilled hands of proficient artisans who inherited these traditional techniques.
Our own glaze has been developed through countless trials. Our proficient artisans apply the paint individually to every piece, to create a high-quality deep radiance. The traditional method of firing at high temperature of 1300℃ for 3 days, result in thin, light and durable finish.
ABOUT JAPAN SERIES
Vessels represent the scenery of Japanese four seasons
Our vessels are created one by one by brush work of skilled artisans, using the unique colors created by techniques inherited in tradition of Yazaemon kiln, to realize the variations of color and textures that express the beauty of Japanese four seasons. The brush finish on the surface creates unique shades and elegance.
“Japan series” design is the modern version of Kissho pattern, which is the traditional style of Arita ware, which is said to be a good omen since ancient times. Kissho pattern has been frequently used in Arita ware, wishing to enrich both the material and spiritual sides of the user’s life, which we wish to deliver through our vessel to everyone around the world.
Since 1804, when Matsumoto Yazaemon I opened his kiln in Hizen Arita’s Sarayama Kankoubira neighborhood, Yazaemon has been producing traditional “Ko-Imari-ware” through seven generations over 200 years, and became one of Arita’s largest porcelain producers.
40 of skilled craftsmen are working at Yazaemon kiln from forming to fusing to enable consistent production, in order us to deliver the true valuable Arita porcelain products.