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Realita = Real it Arita

Realita Ceramics Store is a store operated by a wholesaler that has been handling ceramics from the Hizen area, mainly Arita ware, for more than 90 years. The Hizen area is a general term for Arita ware, Imari ware, Hasami ware, Mikawachi ware, Yoshida ware, etc. The Hizen area, which straddles the border of Saga Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture, has developed by supporting each other while making ceramics its main industry, but each with its own unique history and characteristics. Among them, Arita porcelain is a production area with a history that will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2016 as the birthplace of porcelain. Speaking of Arita porcelain, it is not uncommon to have an image of extravagant = impractical pottery. While paying respect to the history, tradition, and all the craftsmen and techniques that support them, this is an online store that once again connects a wide variety of modern lifestyles with Arita ware (Hizen pottery).

Vessels born through the skills of various craftsmen

The pottery in the Hizen district is mainly produced in a division of labor system. A person who makes soil. A person who makes a mold (for molding). A person who creates the base (shape). a person who paints For example, someone who bakes in a kiln. Many people are involved in creating one vessel. It is said that it takes decades for a craftsman to become a full-fledged craftsman, for example, in drawing lines for painting. The tableware created by a group of professionals who stoically pursue one thing, even if it is just a simple plate, is given careful attention to the person who uses it.

Because it is a device that people use

Starting with Arita, pottery in the Hizen area is made using raw materials obtained from natural minerals. High-quality potter's clay mined in the Amakusa region of Kumamoto Prefecture. A glaze made mainly of domestically produced feldspar and ash. A paint that produces color by blending cobalt, metal oxides, etc. These raw materials are fired at a high temperature of 1300°C for over 12 hours and then slowly cooled. The most important step in pottery is the firing process. In order to provide pottery that can be used with peace of mind for a long time, Realita asks reliable potteries for production, conducts thorough inspections in-house, and delivers it to everyone.