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Yosuke Asai


1981 Born in Kyoto Prefecture

2003 Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University Studied under Rokuzo Shibagaki

2006 Independence​ from master

2009 Built a kiln in Otsu City

Utensil Yosuke Asai

​Koichi Ueda


1991 Born in Tokyo

2014 Musashino Art University Department of Crafts and Industrial Design Ceramics major graduate         

2015 Teaching assistant in the same laboratory

2016 Moved to Odawara

Ueda Koichi Ueda

Saori Omomo

1979 Born in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

2003 Graduated from Nagaoka Institute of Design (Design Forging Course)

2010,2011 Selected for Japan Craft Exhibition (Marunouchi, Tokyo)

2012 Takaoka Craft Competition Grand Prix (Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture)

Currently based in Niigata City

Forging Saori Omomo

Koichi Onozawa


1983 Born in Tokyo

2008 Graduated from Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center

2011 Opened kiln in Nakagawa Town, Nasu District, Tochigi Prefecture

2014 Silver Medal Modern Tea Ceremony Award Design


Since then, he has won several awards at contemporary tea pottery exhibitions, etc.

​Currently making pottery in the same location and holding solo exhibitions both domestically and internationally.

Container: Koichi Onozawa

Airi Kagamihara


1997 Born in Kagawa Prefecture

2020 Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Technical College

2023 Graduated from Tajimi City Pottery  Design and Technical Center

​Currently based in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture

Container Airi Kagamihara

Atsushi Sakai


1969 Born in Aichi Prefecture

1994 Started creating small wood crafts in Hinohara Village, Tokyo.

1996 Started carving spoons

1999 Naming "Sajiya" upon moving the base to Kunitachi City, Tokyo.

​2006 A place for exhibition and interaction established permanently and designated as a "Sajiya"
2013 Moved to Ushimado Town, Okayama Prefecture

Spoon Spoon Handiwork Sakai Atsushi

Kazuho Shimomoto

Charcoal burner and bamboo craftsman.

Born in Kochi Prefecture in 1978

In 2001, he set up a charcoal kiln in the former Kagami Village in Kochi Prefecture. In addition to making charcoal, he began making daily necessities using bamboo. The simple and warm bamboo crafts are all smoked in a charcoal kiln, giving them a unique color.

Working hard to make precious bamboo products, hoping to rediscover the supple, strong, and profound charm of bamboo.

Bamboo Ippo Shimomoto

Kazuhiro & Aya Tsubota

Kazuhiro Tsubota 1972 Born in Iga City, Mie Prefecture

Aya Tsubota 1972 Born in Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture

1995 Graduated from Aichi University of Arts, Department of Ceramics

2000 Built a kiln in Iga City, Mie Prefecture

2009 Moved to Takachiho Town, Miyazaki Prefecture


​Currently based in Takachiho Town

Utensils Kazuhiro Tsubota and Aya Tsubota

Gaku Nakane

1995 Born in Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture

2014 Graduated from Kyoto City Doda Art and Crafts High School

2016 Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Technical College

2016 Studied under Masahiko Ichino

2021 Independence from master.

Currently based in Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture

Utsuwa Raku Nakane

Kaoru Nogami

1988 Graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in oil painting, ceramics course

Artist of contemporary art using ceramics as a material.

Studied under Mr. Genki Hatabe of Karatsu ware.

Started making pottery.

Currently based in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Vessel Kaoru Nogami

Yuki Matsuba

1983 Born in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture

2006 Graduated from Kinki University

2010 Studied under Yuichi Ikai (Kyoto)   

2014 Independent in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture

Container: Yuki Matsuba

Shinichi Moriguchi

1952 Born in Hokkaido

1977 Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts Department of Sculpture

1987 Takes lacquer training from Mr. Kenkichi Kuroda

2000 Started research and production of Wagatabin

2016 Opened Kazatani Atelier in Kazatani Town, Ishikawa

​Currently based in both Nishiyama Atelier Kyoto and Kazatani Atelier Ishikawa.

Gayabon Shinichi Moriguchi

Rinpei Watanabe

1974 Born in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2001 Completed Bizen Ceramics Center

2002 Built an underground kiln


​Currently based in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture

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