THE STORY OF KORANSHA
The Origin of Koransha's Arita Ware
Over four centuries ago, in a small Japanese town, a new type of stone was discovered. This white stone was the key to manufacturing porcelain and created a new style of porcelain pottery. This was the birth of Arita ware. These porcelain products are the namesake of the town where the precious white stone was discovered, Arita.
One of the original manufacturers of Arita Ware still continues to create beautiful works of porcelain today. Koransha, the oldest standing creator of Arita Ware and porcelain tableware in Japan. Using techniques and traditional craftsmanship handed down through generations, Koransha remains one of the world's most well-respected brands in the porcelain manufacturing industry.
The Arita Ware products that Koransha specializes in are fine, decorative porcelain products used as vases, decorations, bowls, dinner sets, teacups, and other homeware. Since Koransha’s inception in 1689, by our founding father Matashiro Fukagawa, we have been renowned for our magnificent Arita Ware products. Koransha has been a main supplier of Arita porcelain to Japan’s imperial household for over 3 centuries.