To express the beauty of the Bizen soil cannot be done in a day.
I do not compromise with the selection of soil. I take time and effort to make clay, and pursue the perfect shape and scenery that suits for it.
Even if it ends up to overturn the conventional concept of Bizen, I continue to face its essence.
I would like to create innovative Bizen ware that is never bound by the frame, in addition to the traditional “beauty of use”.
Born at Wakayama city in Wakayama prefecture
Learned about arts from Western painter, Koyuki Ono for 4 years
Learned drawing and design from Western painter, Hisamitsu Yamauchi for 3 years
Learned the basics of pottery from ceramic artists Yasuaki Kawasaki, and Minoru Nakamura
Joined Bizen Ceremic Center
Completed the course, and studied under Bizen ware artis, Kazuya Hashimoto for 5 years.
Established independent and first kiln.
First solo exhibition at Kurashiki Bikan District Toukeidou.
Solo exhibition at Kurashiki Tenmaya
Crossed the United States for 2 months (San Francisco to New York), deepened exchanges with local potters, and established climbing kiln and hole kiln in Iowa.
“Bizen in Iowa" exhibition at The Ceramics Center (Iowa)
Exhibition at Sara Japanese Pottery (New York) with 3 pottery artists
Exhibition at Urasenke New York branch with 3 pottery artists
Exhibition of "tea bowls" at Ippodo Gallery (New York)
Exhibited at ESPACE DENSAN and held a solo lecture at Maison Wa (Paris), then permanent exhibition.
Bizen Ceramic Friend Society Youth Club exhibition at Gallery Life Seeding (Taipei), then permanent exhibition.
Solo exhibition at MuGenAn Ginza, then permanent exhibition.
Exhibition at 逸鮮棧 (Sushi restaurant) in Taipei with 2 pottery artists (2017-2019)
Created custom-made three-layer lacquered boxes for Pur '-Jean-François Rouquette (single-star restaurant) in Park Hyatt Vendome. (Paris)
Created custom-made dishes to Les tante jeanne. (Paris) (2017-2019)
Permanent Exhibit a Le Rocketship
Opening BIZEN gallery Kai in Inbe, Bizen
Exhibiting at art fairs in Tokyo, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Taipei, and the Philippines. Private and group exhibits at domestic department stores and galleries
Exhibiting at art event "ONE ART TAIPEI"
Five-Bizen-artists Exhibition "The Challenge of New Expression” at Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store Art Gallery(2021-2023)
Exhibiting at special event "Bizenyaki exhibition"at Taiwan,Taipei.
Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition, selected
Japan Kogei Association, Chugoku branch Exhibition, selected
Tanabe Museum of Art "Chanoyu Modeling Exhibition", selected (twice)
In addition, exhibitions at Yonago Takashimaya and Fukuya Hatchobori with 2 pottery artists and many solo exhibitions at a gallery.
Membership of professional institutions
Bizen Ceramic Friend Society