My main focus on ceramics has been the modernization and interpretation of Mino wares, particularly of the Momoyama period.
Oribe is more of a philosophy of clay than glaze type – it is the freedom of both clay and decoration of the Mino wares that has captured my soul.
How does one put one’s feeling into clay and still maintain fluidity of movement, even after the wares are fired.
Nearly 40 years of playing with clay.
Favorite beer is Asahi.