His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
"Closest to the Cross" Kutani-yaki originated in 1655. In its over 350 year history, there have been many mysterious happenings. Unprecedented ostentatious designs, detailed painting that require the greatest skills. It ceased to exist, then reinstated itself - a history riddled with puzzles. How does it take traditional design and copy it to convey the same? How close will we get to solving this riddle? We'll have to stay tuned to find out!