Definition of Arita in English:

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Arita

Pronunciation: /əˈrēdə/

noun

A type of Japanese porcelain characterized by asymmetric decoration.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: A·ri·ta

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