Shopping in Colombo for things to buy for your friend or to spruce up your dwelling? Possessing a history of more than 100 years of excellence, Noritake is an international ceramic ware organisation that boasts of comprehensive international tableware collections and home décor that suits the taste of any and all looking for elegant and novel pottery and porcelain design and craft.

Best Known For

  • Noritake is famed around the world for being a hallmark organisation for pottery and porcelain, as the company has a century’s worth of experience in the industry that has resulted in an elegant homeware and household décor collection across local and international shores.

Interesting Facts

  • Noritake has its beginnings in 1904, when Baron Ichizaemon Morimura and his colleagues started a simple porcelain factory in Nippon Toke, Nagoya, Japan.
  • With the help of his brother, Toyo Morimura, the baron tapped into the American market that was eager for porcelain tableware that could rival the likes of their European counterparts.
  • As a result, the company grew exponentially to become the global porcelain and ceramic craft manufacturing company everyone knows today.
  • It was in 1972 that porcelain tableware in Sri Lanka really took off, due to the Japanese company’s interest in the Paradise Islands strong connection to pottery, arts and crafts.
  • Sri Lanka, having its roots in intricate craftsmanship since the 5th century BC, the Japanese company found a great potential market, which was realised with the help of ‘Lanka Porcelain Pvt Ltd’, which eventually evolved into ‘Noritake Lanka Porcelain’.
  • Presently, the international porcelain manufacturer has a number of factories and retail outlets established throughout the country.
  • Moreover, Noritake Lanka boasts of an impressive collection of porcelain tableware, such as casual dining sets, elegant dining sets, an international collection, hand painted porcelain, hotel and restaurant ware, corporate gifts and souvenirs.
  • Apart from the Japanese expertise, the company holds an ISO 9001:2000 certification from the Sri Lanka Standard Institution.
  • Another intriguing feature, is the factory located in Matale that happens to be one of the largest production facilities that manufacture products under the prestigious name of ‘Noritake’.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • All Noritake outlets, apart from their factory stores operate daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
  • The factory outlets also operate on a daily basis, however, its operating hours are from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Dealers of Noritake products, such as ‘The Legend’ and ‘The Grand Legend’ operate on similar times, except the outlets close by 7:00pm on weekdays and 5:00pm on Sundays.
  • Noritake also undertakes custom orders for patrons looking for corporate gifts and souvenirs. All you have to do is call and inquire or drop an email.
  • All forms of credit and debit cards are accepted, so as to make transactions all the more easier.

Looking for something to spruce up your home or gift someone special with a timeless souvenir? Noritake has got you covered in all aspects, as it boasts of high quality, durable and valuable porcelain ware.

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