In 1616, the art of Japanese porcelain manufacturing came to life in the town of Arita located in the Saga Prefecture. The town’s identity has become synonymous with the traditional craft of Arita ceramics since the discovery of kaolin (the mineral required to make porcelain) found in the mountainside. Arita ceramics are recognized by the thinness and strength of japanese porcelain and distinguished by the unique properties of clay that are used. This book was released to honour the 400th anniversary of traditional Japanese ceramic culture as interpreted by today’s leading designers. Arita / Table of Contents captures the unique collaborations and collections between 16 contemporary designers and 10 traditional potteries.