Imari porcelain (aka Arita yaki) is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyushu. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. Imari or Arita porcelain has been continually produced up through the present day. See "Imari porcelain". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-04-21.