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Arita Porcelain Episode 2 「有田焼創業400年事業 – つたうプロジェクト/ 東京ミッドタウン」

In 1616, Japan’s first porcelain was fired in Arita (Saga Prefecture in Western Japan), and this year marks the 400th anniversary of this important event.

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The city of Arita has always been a major production area and their beautiful porcelain has been highly demanded within Japan and abroad. The first 400 years are seen as the foundation years also known as EPISODE 1, a chapter that is currently coming to an end. As part of a new era or EPISODE 2, Arita porcelain artisans are reintroducing their artworks to meet a more contemporary market.

Tokyo Midtown is holding a pop-up store featuring a wide range of beautiful homeware, from plates to cups and bowls for Japanese traditional dishes, all in a variety of shapes, colours and motifs.

Choco, Keisan   More info HERE (Japanese only)

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arita episode 2

Sino•Nome, Rikyu  More info HERE (Japanese only)

arita episode 2

arita episode 2

arita episode 2

Futamon, Tasei More info HERE (Japanese only)

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arita porcelain

IKOMI, Fukuju More info HERE (Japanese only)

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Sumisome, Denpei

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arita episode 2

arita episode 2

Noutan, Shin. More info HERE (Japanese only)

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arita

Kajiken.  More info HERE (Japanese only)

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arita

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Gosu, Soekyu. More info HERE (Japanese only)

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arita

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Zoa- Japan, Marubun.  More info HERE (Japanese & English)   

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arita

 

(Movie by: SagaKouhouMovie All credits go to them)

 

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ARITA X NOBU, is a unique collaboration by world-renowned chef, Nobu Matsuhisa and Arita Plus, a cooperative made of the next generation of Arita potters and trading companies. The project aims to enhance the global appeal of Arita porcelain through design innovation (Images below via matsuhisa japan)

I’d like to thank “Arita EPISODE 2’s” staff who kindly let me shoot their beautiful pop up store…ありがとうございます!

 

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ARITA EPISODE 2 in Tokyo Midtown B1. ENDS January 31st, 2016. Tokyo Midtown: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6205, Closest Station: Roppongi (Direct connection from exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo and Hibiya Lines, 3 minutes walk from exit 3 of Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line), Info HERE (Japanese only)

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

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