This is a Japanese ARITA-yaki (Arita ware) coffee cups set.
Arita-yaki, also known as Imari is Japanese porcelain wares made in Arita, [W:Saga prefecture].
The history starts in early 17th century.
Through the century, the fine porcelain ware became popular in European and Middle Eastern nobles.
It is said that the value of Arita-yaki was the same as gold at that time.
Arita-yaki is thin and light but it’s harder than pottery and very strong.
Although many people see it as decorative art, it’s perfect to be used.
The characteristics of Arita-yaki are the smooth texture and the white base color which is creamy and clear at the same time.
Because a lot of works and time were put in each Arita-yaki, they are so beautiful and valuable.
Made in JAPAN!
This is JAPAN Style!
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