ARITA NANAKURA is a new brand name of Arita ware. This brand was founded by a group of 7 porcelain-making firms from the Arita district, which has a tradition of fine porcelain that is more than 400 years old.The HANA series is designed by Toshiyuki Kita who has been internationally active for many years. With the concept of Cook's New Canvas, his goal is creating chinaware that embraces the cook's creativity and which can be used to present cuisine from any culture. We hope you will enjoy using the distinctive HANA series with various cuisines on any occasion, from individual place settings to big parties. 2003 Good Design Award.
2002 Exhibition "ARITA nanakura HANA" with a concept to restitute Japanese traditional crafts in our life
at the international interior fair "ABITARE IL TEMPO" in Verona, Italy.
2003 The first announcement exhibition of ARITA nanakura at the design gallery Matsuya-Ginza in Tokyo.
Exhibition at the international interior fair AMBIENTE in Frankfurt.
Exhibition "ARITA nanakura HANA" at the Design Plaza in Milan.
Exhibition at the international interior fair "INTERIOR LIFESTYLE" in Tokyo.
2004 Exhibition in Osaka.
Exhibition at the international interior fair "INTERIOR LIFESTYLE" in Tokyo.
Exhibition "FUSION: Architecture + Design in Japan" in Israel.
Exhibition "JIKI. Japanese porcelain between East and West. 1610-1760 " at the international
Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy.
Exhibition at the international interior fair "ABITARE IL TEMPO" in Verona, Italy.
Exhibition in Tokyo.
Exhibition "Toshiyuki KITA Tradhition & Future" at the Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto.