KOGEI & Me

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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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Yuki Kanamaru

金丸優季

I see an abundance of potential in this textile. Ms. Kanamaru is from Sasebo City in Nagasaki prefecture. Growing up in Sasebo where…

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Takeshi Kanda

神田剛志

I want to connect with society through manufacturing Mr.Kanda was born in Tokyo and his interest in manufacturing was naturally developed through the…

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Hiroaki Usui / Ryeonsu Choi

臼井浩明・崔錬秀

When it is finely assembled, the wood becomes attached to one another. At a workshop in the countryside the sunlight filters through the…

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Tomomi Kawazu

河津智美

The more new techniques I learn, the more I can feel my growth Ms. Kawazu is from Oita prefecture. After majoring in product…

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