Karatsu ware

About Karatsu ware

Though there are a number of theories regarding the origin of Karatsu ware, it is said to have begun in the late 16th century. Porcelain shipped from the port of Karatsu (in present day Saga Prefecture) spread throughout Osaka and Kyoto and became popular to such an extent that "Karatsu ware" became synonymous with "porcelain" in Western Japan. Many tea masters also cherished the use Karatsu ware in tea ceremonies for its simple, unsophisticated beauty.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1988

Karatsu ware Creator