|ROAD TO IMARI
" Imari " in Japanese Kanji has a foreign flavor of the lands far far away.
Since ancient times, the people living on the islands of Japan dreamed about a place
where they have never visited before. From a southern sea port on the island of Kyushu,
Imari porcelain traveled across the seas and finally reached to the shore of Europe. They
were displayed in Kings' & Queens' castles and treasured for years and years.
At first, rather a naive and simple white porcelain with a blue decoration, gradually added
more colors with gold for its richness and wealth in red, yellow, green and purple.
Searching for Imari for many years, I have touched and felt its makers' passion, creating a
perfect world through their imaginations.
Emiko Gilmore, May 2005