TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP
Arita, a small town on Kyushu, the third largest island in the southwest of Japan, came to prominence in the early 17th century for the high quality of their porcelain artistry. Within a generation, Arita porcelain, also known as ‘‘Imari ware’’ after the port from which most were shipped, became known across the world when Japan opened its doors to international trade in the 19th century. Today, Arita porcelain is still highly prized worldwide, and many porcelain makers continue to thrive in the town of just 20,000 people, thanks to its long tradition of craftsmanship, the rich variety of its products, and to the uniquely Japanese sensibility that they embody.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN PORCELAIN
Inspired by Suigetsu, the Heian Period (794-1185 AD) noble tradition of viewing the moon through its reflection on ponds and sake cups, an exceptional new Limited Edition offers a glimpse into the importance of the moon in Japanese culture. Handcrafted by master artisans in a unique new snow-white color with gloss finish, the Arita porcelain dial features finely crafted blue hands and markers as well as the light blue crocodile strap showcasing the theme of the moon in the night sky.