KIHARA – authentic artisan culture of Arita, the oldest porcelain production centre in Japan
KIHARA, INC. is a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita; a well know historical porcelain industrial area with a 400 year history. When you see Arita porcelain products, you realize how they differ from other porcelain, especially in the tone of white and beautiful artwork. There was a time when, through the VOC (Dutch East India Company), a great deal of Arita porcelain was imported to Europe.
Arita now has traditional techniques that have remained unchanged for 400 year mixed with modern techniques like 3D shape designing & machining in porcelain. Now time the time has come to show new types of Arita porcelain demonstrating an accumulation of fresh techniques and the original craftsman tradition. They are continually searching for new and innovative ways to introduce Arita porcelain to the world and are looking to the next 400 years.
The most open and experienced producers in Arita
When it comes to dealing with international clients they are one of the most open and experienced producers in Arita. They have formed strong partnerships with clients based in Europe, Australia and around Asia. With many years experience producing our original products and OEM/ODM products, KIHARA is a leader in planning and producing porcelain ware. They exhibit domestically as well as in overseas trade shows like the Interior Lifestyle Show, Maison & Objet in Paris, in Singapore and so on.
We provide the best solutions; connecting craftsman and designers/creators in Arita
They are exhibiting M&O winter regularly. They are also welcome to export their products to your country and they can support exporting work for you.
Truly unique pieces made just for you
By using existing product, you can change the graphic, color of grazing and add the original logo. Graphic can put by pad stamping, screen printing transfer. It is suitable for cooperate gift and novelty such requires certain volume quantity. They are use to using digital data for designing.
They accept full customized developing like new shape building. Starting from image sketch or design which is given to us, our in-house designer will advise technically and support developing product by using deep knowledge. Working together with experienced craftsman, they will provide best way for your own items.
Kihara works with local artisans and international artists and designers, interpreting Arita’s local culture and exploring how it can fit in a global, contemporary context while remaining true to its roots.
SKIMING STONES / Australia
Design by Australian designer Tony Lai, Joint development with the shop “SKIMING STONES” of Australia.
SUPERMAMA / Singapore
Design by Singaporean designer Edwin Low, Joint development with the shop “SUPERMAMA” of Singapore.
STELLAR WORKS / CHINA
Design by Neri & Fu, Joint development with “STELLAR WORKS” of Shanghai.
Source: KIHARA Website