Saga Japan - Flourished with Popular Pottery Craft Arita-Yaki

Saga Japan - Flourished with Popular Pottery Craft Arita-Yaki

Saga, a land blessed with nature where world-famous ceramics are made



Saga is a prefecture located in the northwestern part of Kyushu. The population is about 810,000, and the Prefectural capital is Saga City. The northern and western parts of the prefecture are mountains with an altitude of 1,000m, while the southern part is surrounded by plains and is blessed with a rich natural environment.


The Ariake Sea boasts Japan's largest tidal range of 6m, and a vast tidal flat appears at low tide. A wide variety of creatures live there.


Saga has long been known as a production area for ceramics. Imari-Yaki, Arita-Yaki and Karatsu-Yaki are world famous ceramics. Many tourists visit historical buildings such as Yoshinogari Historical Park and Karatsu Castle.



Traditional crafts and Local specialties

Saga's traditional crafts are "Imari-Yaki and Arita-Yaki " and "Karatsu-Yaki ".


Imari-Yaki and Arita-Yaki are ceramics made around Arita. This ceramic is made from porcelain stone, so it is very durable. It is characterized by its thin and delicate appearance.


Karatsu-Yaki are ceramics made around Saga. It is often used as tea utensils, and is characterized by its rustic texture that gives you a sense of the texture of the soil.


With two sides facing the sea, Saga is rich in seafood such as squid and oysters. In addition, seaweed harvested from the Ariake Sea, which is rich in minerals, is a local speciality.


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