Imari ware

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, island (1990 pop. 13,064,955), c.13,760 sq mi (35,640 sq km), S Japan. It is the third largest, southernmost, and most densely populated of the major islands of Japan.
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That porcelain was the first to be produced anywhere in Japan and was originally called Imari ware, because it was shipped through the port of Imari, near Arita.
Imari ware was particularly appreciated in Britain where several factories began producing patterns of their own, particularly Derby, who have made something of a speciality of it over the years.
From Japan blue-and-white Imari ware, together with other pieces from Hirasa and Tobe were chosen.