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Imari was named after the port from where the porcelain goods were shipped out in Hizen Province during the Edo period.

Note :  

1) A name, "Imari" appeared in the Japanese literature in the mid 17th century.

2) Roughly about 60% of the porcelains shipped out of the Imari port were made in Arita until Meiji 30th (1897) when the railway arrived. 

3) Hizen is a name of the province in the Edo period which included present-day Saga and Nagasaki prefectures.

 

 

 

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