noun[usually as modifier]
- A type of richly decorated Japanese porcelain: an Imari vaseMore example sentences
- For example, the five-piece Chinese garniture of about 1700 illustrated in Plate XI is almost identical to Japanese Imari wares and was clearly made to take advantage of a market niche established by the Japanese.
- As the export trade boomed, European demand for Japanese Imari ware became too great for the Japanese producers, and competing Chinese potters took over the export porcelain trade.
- Arita, Imari and other Japanese ceramics were very popular in the Netherlands and in other European countries.
late 19th century: from the name of a port in NW Kyushu, Japan, from which it was shipped.
More definitions of ImariDefinition of Imari in:
- The US English dictionary