Biography

1949 Born in Tokyo
1973 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music (industrial arts, fine arts department)
1975 Completed postgraduate study in ceramic arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
1984 Built a kiln in Manazuru, Kangawa
1990 Featured in NHK program, Kobo tanbo, tsukuru
1999 Featured in NHK program, Yakimono tanbô
2003 Produced Ceramic Ware from Noborigama Kiln at Ceramic Culture Park in Shigaraki
2006 Won the Grand Prize at the First Annual Paramita Museum Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Mie
2007 Received the 14th Japan Contemporary Art Encouragement Prize
2008 Received a grant to study in West Africa from Musée Tomo
2013 Won the Gold Prize, Japan Ceramics Society Award

Public Collections:

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Musée Tomo, Tokyo
The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art
Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-air Museum
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art