A Japanese porcelain ware, first produced in the early 1600s especially for export to Europe and typically decorated with bright colors and elaborate floral motifs.
Origin of imari
AfterImariport in northwestern Kyushu, Japan, from which it was exported
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Imari Sentence Examples
To the norti of Nagasaki are the bays of Hakata, Karatsu and Imari.
The porcelains of Arita were carried to the neighboring town of Imari for sale and shipment.
The Imari ware, even though its thick biscuit and generally ungraceful shapes be omitted from the account, shows no enamels that can rival the exquisitely soft, broken tints of the famille rose; and the Kakiemon porcelain, for all its rich though chaste contrasts, lacks the delicate transmitted tints of the shell-like kwan-yao.
He was intrigued when Keller picked up a special old Imari pot.