Definition of Kakiemon in English:



  • attributive Relating to a style of Japanese porcelain with sparse asymmetrical designs on a white ground, developed in the early 17th century.

    • ‘Famous names like Kakiemon porcelain were even copied in large numbers.’
    • ‘The owner then showed it to Colin Ritchie, who identified it as an authentic and rare Japanese Kakiemon porcelain jar from the late 17th century.’
    • ‘Perhaps most unexpected at Easton Neston is the quantity of oriental works of art, which extend far beyond the usual Chinese blue and white or Japanese Kakiemon.’
    • ‘The second part of the article about Japanese ceramics is about Arita, Kakiemon, Fukugawa, Kutani, Satsuma, Banko Earthenware and Satsuma pottery.’
    • ‘Besides Imari, the most famous names for porcelain are Arita, Kutani, Hirado, Kakiemon and Satsuma.’


Named after Sakaida Kakiemon (1596–1666), the first Japanese potter to work in this style.