Baba Shoten fires its ceramics in Nagasaki Prefecture’s Hasami and Saga Prefecture’s Arita areas, two cradles of porcelain manufacturing in Japan. These adjoining prefectures were once collectively known as Hizen Province.
The ceramics fired in Hizen Province were renowned as “Hizen Porcelain” and “Imari porcelain,” named after Imari, Saga, out of which the bulk of the Japanese porcelain sailed. For 400 years, Hizen’s furnaces have never once extinguished their fires, protecting a long history that has fostered the unique traditions and craftsmanship that have come to characterize their products.
Baba Shoten has come to terms with its long lineage of tradition and technique, refined in Hasami over four centuries. We strive for technical excellence and offer our own take on Japanese craftsmanship and its relevance to modern-day life.