Recent developments in information communication systems have greatly sped up the pace of political and economic globalization.
From the comfort of our own homes, we are now able to come into contact with information and things from around the world.
All manner of things are becoming globalized.
Meanwhile, we are also experiencing a reaction to globalization’s excessive homogenization.
This is giving rise to movements that reassess culture and lifestyles, in the manner advocated by Slow Food, for example.
Traditional food cultures and local ingredients are in the process of being reevaluated in the cooking world.
This is paralleled by a movement to seek out a new value in the land.
Our major theme this year is terroir.
In a narrow sense, terroir refers to the topographical features and climate of a particular land.
We have expanded the scope of the concept, however, to include nature and culture.
We have created vessels based on the land and nature that nurtured us,
together with the techniques and culture that have been passed down through the ages.
We select parts of the scenery or forms found in nature.
The mountains that surround us, the rivers we used to play in as children...
We give concrete form to things from nature and things that stir our memories.
Objects are imbued with the unique character of this land.
Vessels that express nature, resonant with both materials and cuisine.
This concept alludes to artisans or artists who work in the manner of craftspeople.
Although all potters may be making the same vessels,
they have worked over long years to develop their skills and each has his or her own techniques and individuality.
The history, tradition, and culture of Arita porcelain,
which originated 400 years ago...
The craft and techniques that have been cultivated during this time.
And now, the pursuit of the new possibilities of the present age.
Coming to know the grace of objects through direct experience.
What is it that will bring about this feeling?
Dedicatedly repeat this dialogue by hand.
The creation of vessels using materials and patterns that are oriental in style.
A country surrounded by seas and covered with forest.
Observing and learning from nature, which is constantly changing.
Noticing small changes and discovering beauty in them.
Color, shape, pattern...
Through the long history of ceramics, time and locality have built a world so rich as to be inexpressible in simple words.
Capturing the essence of things that have been valued and restructuring this into the sensibility of the coming age.
This term expresses our honor for chefs, who are creatives like ourselves.
Stimulating each other's creativity,
we work for the fusion of food and new tableware.
ARITA PLUS has worked with chefs from all over the world to create tableware.
ＡＲＩＴＡ ＰＬＵＳ は世界中の様々な料理人と一緒に器づくりを重ねる。
Their free-spinning ideas have left us with so many vessels that
offer a sense of breadth in the way that they enchant us.
Challenging the deep emotion that lies beyond functional beauty.
Japanese cuisine is integrated with nature in its focus on the produce of
the land and produce that is in season.
Precisely because it has evolved along with Japanese cuisine,
Arita porcelain is able to share inspiration and different spiritual features.