1968 Born in Katsushika district, Tokyo.
1933 Studies under Joei Shimabukuro at the Tsuboya Pottery Studio.
1993 Goes independent, and sets up a cave kiln in Motobu.
2003 Moves to Ogimi
2015 Builds the joint ascending kiln [Ogimi Pottery Studio]
I make mainly Shisa, that I learned when I studied Tsuboya-yaki. Each piece is carefully made, by twisting the clay with my hand. Each Shisa has a different expression and movement. Among the Shisas (guardian deities) that are baked four times a year, are little incense burners that you can keep by your side.