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Arita Orchid Medium Bowl

Arita Orchid Medium Bowl

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Discover the allure of this Arita Orchid bowl, a timeless creation by the descendants of Yi Sam-Pyeong, the pioneering explorer of white porcelain ore for Arita ware. Adorned with flowing orchids, the simple design makes it a versatile choice for any menu, standing as one of Ri Sanpei Kiln's iconic and beloved products.

The firing process lends a semi-glossy appearance, highlighting the unique charm of this historical style. Perfect for salads, soups, stews, desserts, and more, each piece is a testament to the artistry of the potter's wheel and hand-painting, with slight variations that add to their individuality.

This bowl can also be used daily as it is dishwasher and microwave-safe.


Size: L 7.8in x H 2in / L 20cm x H 5cm
Material: Porcelain

Care & Use

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Please note that using metal scrubs or abrasive detergents may damage the surface
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Korean-inspired Arita Ceramics

Arita, located in the Saga Prefecture of Japan, is renowned as the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. The history of Arita pottery dates back to the early 17th century when Korean potter Yi Sam-pyeong, also known as Ri Sanpei, discovered high-quality kaolin clay in the region. This discovery revolutionized the ceramics industry, leading to the establishment of Arita as a prominent center for porcelain production.

The kilns in Arita began producing exquisite porcelain wares, including the iconic blue and white Imari porcelain, which gained international acclaim. Over the centuries, Arita continued to evolve its pottery tradition, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics. Today, Arita remains a hub for ceramic artistry, attracting both traditional artisans and contemporary designers. The legacy of Ri Sanpei and the pioneering efforts in Arita has left an indelible mark on the world of Japanese ceramics, symbolizing a harmonious blend of tradition, innovation, and artistic expression.

Brand History

The legacy of Ri Sanpei Kiln is rooted in the rich history of Korean pottery. Founded by Yi Sam-Pyeong, a pioneering Korean potter in Japan. Known for discovering the raw material for white porcelain, Yi Sam-Pyeong laid the foundation for a legacy that spans generations. Ri Sanpei's influence was pivotal in shaping the distinctive Arita-yaki style, characterized by its delicate and intricate designs. 

Today, the kiln is overseen by the 13th and 14th generations of his direct descendants, with Kanegae Sanbei, the 14th generation, ensuring the continuation of the family's commitment to excellence. Ri Sanpei Kiln stands as a testament to the enduring artistry and innovation that define this esteemed lineage in the world of Japanese ceramics.