やきものの里

SwissPete

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Français (CH), AE (California)
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My wife purchased a china bowl with markings in Japanese. We would like to know what they mean. The attached picture is from the box it came in. I am not even sure I have the picture right-side-up.

Can anyone help? Thank you.
 
  • arcolepsy

    New Member
    Japanese
    It says やきものの里 有田の器 (Yakimono no sato Arita no Utsuwa), implying that this is a porcelain made in a place called Arita.
    They have some unique pottery techniques that make their porcelain widely known in Japan as 有田焼 (Arita ware Arita ware - Wikipedia).
    May not have to be made in Arita particularly if the same technique was used...not sure.
    Also I'm not familiar with its unique techniques or history behind it, so I can't tell if your bowl is really 有田焼 or not.

    To fix the orientation you can rotate the picture 90deg counter-clockwise :)
     

    SoLaTiDoberman

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    You may rotate the picture 90 degrees counterclockwise.
    The letters are Japanese and they are written vertically.

    やきものの里 (yakimono no sato) :The town of ware, the mecca of ware

    有田の器 (Arita no utsuwa): Arita ware


    やきものの里 = 有田

    有田の器=有田焼(Arita yaki)

    ”やきものの里” was written quite normally.
    However, ”有田の器” was drawn like a designed picture, especially the long "の.”
     
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