KOGEI & Me

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Shusaku Yamamoto / Ryosaku Yamamoto

山本周作・山本領作

Bizen ware befitting the day, fostered by brothers. Mr. Shusaku Yamamoto and Ryosaku Yamamoto were born into a family of pottery artists of…

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Yoshiyasu Harada / Ayako Harada

原田吉泰・原田愛矢子

Creating from my natural position, I am able to distinguish myself from others. Mr. Yoshiyasu Harada and his wife Ayako are leading Kichiemon…

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Hiroyuki Tokunaga / Eijiro Tokunaga

徳永弘幸 ・ 徳永榮二郎

It brings great pleasure seeing the products evolve when served with food. The president of Tokko Kiln, Mr. Hiroyuki Tokunaga was born in…

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Kenichi Harada

原田賢一

“enku”, a brand led by dedication Leather and dye craft artist, Mr. Kenichi Harada had worked as a camera assistant after studying fashion…

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Koji Yamane

山根晃司

Being mindful of my natural self while doing a job that is appreciated by others Mr. Koji Yamane is from Kumamoto Prefecture. From…

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Yoshio Sotokawa

外川良夫

I want to deliver the sound of Orin beyond the object. Mr. Yoshio Sotokawa moved from his hometown, Toyama city to Takaoka city…

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Shozo Yamaguchi

山口 省三

I am the happiest when I hear, “I found exactly what I was looking for!” Mr. Shozo Yamaguchi was born in Kyoto. In…

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Takeshi Nomura

野村毅史

I am in awe when I uncover the beauty of the shells. Mr. Nomura was born and raised in Toyama prefecture. When he…

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Yuki Takizawa

瀧澤由季

Keep working to make people happy. Ms. Takizawa is from Tokyo. After graduating from university, she worked in a sales position for an…

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Yukitada Hamono

鱧野行忠

I want to progress in order to pass on the role to the future. Born in Aichi prefecture, Mr. Hamono had moved to…

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Nobuo Gato

我戸宣夫

It is important that the entire region progress together. Mr. Nobuo Gato, a craftsman of wipe-lacquering (fuki urushi) is the third-generation of a…

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Reo Kosaka / Chie Kosaka

小坂玲央・智恵

We placed our hope for the future of Kiso in our colorful lacquer painting. Mr. Reo Kosaka and his wife, Chie met each…

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