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HIRADO, an island belonging to Japan, 19! m. long and 6 m. wide, lying off the west coast of the province of Hizen, Kiushiu, in 33 15' N. and 129 25' E. It is celebrated as the site of the original Dutch factory often erroneously written Firando and as the place where one of the finest blue-and-white porcelains of Japan (Hiradoyaki) was produced in the 17th and 18th centuries. The kilns are still active.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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