Imari Tea Set Mint edition
Imari is a style of porcelain named after a shipping port in Japan. Products were shipped to the West, beginning in the late 17th century. The porcelain China was Originally made in the town now known as Arita town, famous for its pottery. Arita was the first place in Japan where porcelain was produced, which became a center for porcelain, thanks to its proximity to kaolin-rich Izumiyama quarry.
a Korean ceramist discovered it in 1616 . Imari ware took its design cues from colorful textiles of Japan of landscapes, gnarled trees, long-winged birds such as cranes, and courtesans in beautiful detailed kimonos are just a few examples of the most common Imari imagery.
The item here, is a Mint edition from 1979 and is new.
2 mugs and a tea pot that holds 2.5 cups of water. The pot does not have a straining hole. Its designed for hot water or Sake'