Definition of Nabeshima in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnabɪˈʃiːmə/


  • Designating or characteristic of a type of porcelain manufactured chiefly in the village of Okawachi on the Japanese island of Kyushu in the 17th and 18th centuries.


  • Nabeshima porcelain.


Late 19th century. From Nabeshima, the name of a baronial family in feudal Japan, adopted by them from the name of a place in Hizen province (now in Saga Prefecture) where they settled in the late 15th century and to which they later brought potters from Korea to produce porcelain.