Spearheading Arita-yaki.


Spearheading Arita-yaki.

Delicate hand-painted designs on white porcelain. Arita-ware is currently undergoing a revolution. By using photographs and graphics to develop transcription technology, Arita-ware has become even more creative. To spread the charm of Arita-ware to more people and evangelize the new technology, a trading company from its production area opened a store in Tokyo. Dishes and cups adorned with traditional Japanese patterns such as Mt. Fuji and ears of rice boast a rough texture, and many of the pieces come from in-house designers. However, KIHARA TOKYO also carries limited products such as noodle cups designed by creative director, Kashiwa Sato. Prices range between 2,000JPY and 4,000JPY, and a new era of Arita-ware is just kicking off.

Words: Pen Editorial

Address: 2-3F 1-14-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6407-1571
Opening hours: 11am-7pm
Closed: Monday
© Mai Hokari The third floor is a multi-purpose gallery. The workshop and tools are on display and explained here to provide a more intimate connection with the pottery.
© Mai Hokari The second floor is modern and simple. Natural light flows in through the large windows to create a comfortable space.


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