Akinobu Ito, Aichi Prefecture
With a distinct interpretation of the Eastern and Western ancient pottery and an expressiveness that is undisturbed by the times, Akinobu Ito has built a unique world.
Centered around color paintings that symbolize his work, the range of production continues to expand.
His work is currently one of the hardest to obtain in Japan.
Takaaki Inui, Ehime Prefecture
A hundred year old chair that he saw in a German church was his entrance to the world of woodworking
While he loves wood as a material, He also actively uses metal in his projects.
Shingo Oohira, Shiga Prefecture
Kan Kishino, Mie Prefecture
Yakishime, Ido, Kohiki techniques, Kan Kishino is the divine potter in pursuit of the imperial-style stoic Japanese ceramic arts. Kan Kishino continues to research ancient oriental pottery; his ability to gain insight from the antique craftsmanship cannot be surpassed even by certified experts. He takes the antique ware in his hands, carefully examines it - the shape of the inner part that dips in is certainly indicative of a potter of that time.
Furthermore, he looks at the way it's made and the materials to make inferences. For his own pieces, he's relentless and carries a heavy burden by constantly asking, "what is the meaning of making things?".
Kan Kishino's pieces are not reproductions. They are creations.
Shigetaka Suzuki, Chiba Prefecture
Hitoshi Fujisaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
Tokuhiro Masubuchi, Miyazaki Prefecture
Maiko Miyaoka, Tokyo Metropolis