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Hizen

 

a principality in feudal Japan, in the western part of the island of Kyushu. Hizen belonged to a coalition of southwestern principalities, consisting of Satsuma, Choshu, Tosa, and Hizen, which opposed the Tokugawa government during the incomplete bourgeois revolution of 1867–68, also known as the Meiji Restoration. In 1871 the principality was made part of the prefecture of Nagasaki.

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With its roots in the Far East, original Imari ware was made in the town of Arita in the Hizen Province of Japan.