Definition of Arita in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈriːtə


[mass noun]
  • A type of Japanese porcelain characterized by asymmetric decoration: [as modifier]: a rare Arita dish
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    • The second part of the article about Japanese ceramics is about Arita, Kakiemon, Fukugawa, Kutani, Satsuma, Banko Earthenware and Satsuma pottery.
    • Figure 4 shows a Meissen vase that imitates Japanese Arita porcelain; in time unique decorative modes and figurines were elaborated.
    • Besides Imari, the most famous names for porcelain are Arita, Kutani, Hirado, Kakiemon and Satsuma.


late 19th century: named after Arita, a town in Japan, where it is made.

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