QUALITY of 9 KYUSHU It breathes grandly with the pride of having long been a great treasure of Japan.

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It breathes grandly with the pride of having long been a great treasure of Japan.
Breathtaking scenery at Arita CHINA・ON・THE・PARK

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP
Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van
Breathtaking scenery at Arita CHINA・ON・THE・PARK

※We obtained exceptional permission for photography.Please note that photography is usually prohibited in the exhibition hall.


QUALITY of 9 KYUSHU Beauty reflected in creative activities by a master craftsman of Arita ware.
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Beauty reflected in creative activities by a master craftsman of Arita ware.
Breathtaking scenery at Arita Kakiemon Pottery

2016 Runner-UP Miss International
Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2016 Runner-UP Miss International Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi
Breathtaking scenery at Arita Kakiemon Pottery

※We obtained exceptional permission for photography.Please note that entering the garden is usually prohibited.
※Cooperation in styling for photography: The lace umbrella was provided by Coci la elle (a parasol creator and native of Nagasaki.)


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Arita Ware
Origin of Japanese pottery

2016 Runner-UP Miss International
Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2016 Runner-UP Miss International Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP
USA Delegate Lindsay Becker

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP USA Delegate  Lindsay Becker

Arita Ware  Origin of Japanese pottery

Arita Ware is the porcelain which laid the foundation of Japanese ceramic ware. It has a long history going back to early 17th century when Korean potters found porcelain clay, materials of pottery, in Izumiyama, Arita Town, and baked pottery for the first time in Japan. That’s the start of long history of Japanese pottery. In those days, potteries were shipped from the Imari Port, as Arita did not face the sea. So people came to call them Imari ware. Arita wares are now known in foreign countries as “IMARI” which has long played a key role in introducing Japanese traditional beauty to the world. The design of Arita pottery has gradually changed due to the times and through relationship with foreign countries. Arita ware has developed many styles of arts including “early Imari style” in which patterns were painted in indigo blue and “Kinrande style” in which red and gold paints were abundantly used. We offer pottery demonstrations by a potter. There is also a facility where you can make drawings on pottery. Why don’t you try it as a memory of your trip?

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Arita Town, Saga Prefecture
+81-955(43)2121 (Arita Prefectural Tourist Association)


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Ureshino Onsen (hot spa resort)
Very old hot spring effective for skin care

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP
Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP
USA Delegate Lindsay Becker

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP USA Delegate  Lindsay Becker

Ureshino Onsen (hot spa resort) Very old hot spring effective for skin care

Ureshino Onsen is famous for an ample supply of slimy water, and designated one of the best three “skin-beautification” onsen in Japan together with Hinokami onsen in Shimane and Kitsuregawa onsen in Tochigi. Sodium bicarbonate spring is said to be effective in skin care as it contains lots of sodium which emulsifies sebum and washes it away. When coming out of the hot spring, you’ll be surprised to find your skin became silky smooth as if it was reborn. And it has also the effect of activating gastro enteric function if drunk. The spring water makes you beautiful from both inside and outside. In the Ureshino onsen resort area, big and small inns are lined on both sides of the Ureshino River which runs across the town. The landscape makes an atmosphere which reminds us of old days. The onsen has long history, going back to Edo Period (1603-1868), the onsen town flourished as a post town of Nagasaki-kaido trip road, where many tourists stayed to heal fatigue of the trip. There are also free foot bath areas in the town where you can casually enjoy onsen anytime. Why don’t you spend relaxing time there?

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Ureshino-cho, Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture
+81-954(43)0137 (Ureshino onsen Tourists Association)

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Toyotamahime Shrine “Namazu-sama” or Deity Catfish which has divine favor in beautifying skin
Toyotamahime Shrine“Namazu-sama” or Deity Catfish which has divine favor in beautifying skin

Legend says that when Princess Toyotamahime, a messenter sent by Princess Otohime in Ryugu Castle under the sea, visited Ureshino, she met a huge wounded catfish. When the princess poured the warm water which was gushing out there over the wound, the catfish’s skin turned to be beautiful. Based on the legend, the deified catfish is enshrined in the Catfish Shrine in the grounds of Toyotamahime Shrine. As it is said that if you touched the white porcelain catfish statue, your skin would become white and beautiful like it, the Catfish Shrine is very popular among ladies.

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2231-2, Shimojukuotsu, Ooaza, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture
+81-954(43)0680Free entrance