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As a ceramicist, my goal is to produce a new style of modern Kutani ceramics decoration, utilizing a specific style of Kutani ceramics' traditional design (that is to say, a highly intricate multicolored and/or red overglaze painting). In particular, I always focus on producing pieces of elegance and delicacy, using the five traditional colors of Kutani ware (red, yellow, green, blue, and purple). As regards overglaze painting, even though this style of using distinct, fine brushstrokes is quite labor intensive, I take the master works of my predecessors as my models: it is with sincere appreciation that I inherit these traditional techniques, while at the same time striking out on my own path.
My overglaze motif is typically floral, as well as geometrical motifs of stars and sunlight. With both these motifs, the underlying theme is light; I have a strong desire that my works, in their essence, catch light and coruscate with the intensity of the brilliant moments that illuminate our lives, that my suns and stars sparkle like chandeliers. We tend to get swept up in the flow of busy modern life - but I want my objects to be something that, when held in the hand, arrest that flow for a moment and allow one to focus and reflect on the present moment. That present moment, that "ray of hope", is what I aim to express in my dishes and objects; something that is at once both bold, and yet delicate.

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Kanazawa City Utatsuyama Craft Center, 2006.4~2009.3
Apprenticeship under Kutani ceramicist Choza Yamamoto, 2003.4~2006.3
Ishikawa Prefecture Kutani Pottery Technological Training Institute, 2001.4~2003.3

Metalcraft Section, Industrial Craft Department, National Takaoka Junior College (presently Toyama University), 1998.4~2000.3

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2011 Incentive Award,34nd Annual Kutani Traditional Craft Exhibition,Ishikawa
2009 Utatsuyama Craft Center Award (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KANAZAWA)
2009 Incentive Award, 32nd Annual Kutani Traditional Craft Exhibition, Ishikawa
2009 Chairman's Prize, 65th Annual Kanazawa Traditional Craft Association Exhibition, Ishikawa
2008 Chairman's Prize, 31st Annual Kutani Traditional Craft Exhibition, Ishikawa
2007 Incentive Award, 63rd Annual Kanazawa Traditional Craft Association Exhibition, Ishikawa
2006 Grand Prix Top Prize (The ONE), The ONE Exhibition, Kanazawa

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2010 Kohrinbo Daiwa (Kanazawa)
2009 Gallery Tonellico (Kanazawa)
2008 Gallery Kitanozaka (Kobe)

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2011 Exhibition (Evolutionary Kutani~Young potters Proposal) Shiinoki Cultural Complex Gallery B (Kanazawa,Ishikawa)
2011 Utatsuyama Craft Center Graduates' Exhibition, Craft Hirosaka (Kanazawa,Ishikawa)
2010 Kutani 3Artists Exhibition (Toshito Nakamura/Toshifumi Taka/Mitsue Oda) RYUBO Art Salon (Naha,Okinawa)
2010 Exhibition [Women-Exhibition of young artisans] Japan Traditional Craft Center (Ikebukuro,Tokyo)
2010 "Form with Cap" Exhibition, Tajimi City Gallery VOICE (GIfu Prefecture)
2009 Utatsuyama Craft Center 20th Anniversary Exhibition ("Hitched to the Times" Group)

2009 Utatsuyama Craft Center Graduates' Exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KANAZAWA)
2009 Utatsuyama Craft Center Graduates' Exhibition, Crafts HIROSAKA
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2009 32nd Kutani Traditional Craft Exhibition Invitational,Ishikawa Kutani Museum
2008 Kanaya Town Festival (Toyama Prefecture)
2008 "Form with Grip" Exhibition, Tajimi City, Gallery VOICE (Gifu Prefecture)
2008 31st Kutani Traditional Craft Exhibition Invitational,Ishikawa Kutani Museum
2008 "Rice wine and Green tea" Folk craft exhibit (Kanazawa)
2008 Festival d'Art France-Japan, La Halle Aux Grains (France)

2008 "The Ceramic Form" Exhibition, Gallery Kitanozaka (Kobe)
2008 "Glass Pens", Gallery Tonellico
2007 2nd Auunal World Cultural Heritage Site Shirakawago Art Festival (Gifu)

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2009 50th Ishikawa Traditional Craft Exhibition Invitational
2008 The ONE Exhibition Invitational, Kanazawa
2008 7th Mashiko Ceramics Competition Invitational (Tochigi Prefecture)
2008 Utatsuyama Craft Center Graduates' Exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KANAZAWA)
2007 1st Kobe Biennale: Modern Ceramics Exhibition
2007 Utatsuyama Craft Center Graduates' Exhibition (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KANAZAWA)
2007 25th Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition Invitational (Osaka)