Arita ware

Ari·​ta ware
variants: or Arita porcelain \ əˈrētəˌ-​ , äˈr-​ \

Definition of Arita ware

: Japanese porcelain produced in and about Arita on Kyushu Island and including blue-and-white and enamel-decorated ware (as Imari and Kakiemon wares)

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from Arita, Japan

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“Arita ware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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