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The Story of Imari: The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain

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Fired in the kilns of Arita, Japan, eight miles south of the seaport town after which it was named, Imari porcelain is distinguished by the beautiful visual effects produced by its blue underglaze and color overglaze enamels. In THE STORY OF IMARI, author Goro Shimura describes the cultural and historical significance of these prized porcelain bowls, plates, vases, teacups, and other wares. Examining the artistry and stories behind specific pieces, Shimura analyzes their glazes, patterns, motifs, and functions, weaving in ...

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The Story of Imari: The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain
2008, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781580088961

Hardcover

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