Arita: Japan’s 400-year-old porcelain town

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CNN A quiet Japanese town with a population of less than 20,000, Arita has been responsible for one of Japan’s most prestigious exports since the 17th century.

Arita’s obsession with porcelain ware, registered officially as one of the Traditional Crafts of Japan in 1977, dates back more than 400 years.

Located in Japan’s Kyushu region, the town has been one of Japan’s best-known places to produce porcelain since the discovery of raw materials in the neighborhood in 1616.

CNN Travel


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