KOGEI & Me

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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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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…

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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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Yoshihiro Hoshino

星野 昌弘

Paper will never cease. Mr. Hoshino has been working in Haibara of Nihonbashi area for more than half a century. He joined the…

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Kouzou Ogawa / Daizoh Ogawa

小川弘藏・小川代藏

We want to revive Bizen. The Ogawa brothers, Daizoh and Kouzou, were born into a long historical lineage of potters. Their great-grandfather is…

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Masaki Irohara

色原 昌希

Aiming for porcelain that is close to our daily life Focusing on the glaze intently, he dips the porcelain into it with a…

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Hideko Watanabe / Mio Watanabe

渡部英子・渡部弥央

We wish to make Kokura stripe World stripe. Kokura-ori brand “SHIMA-SHIMA” is supported by two women. One is Ms. Hideko Watanabe who is…

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Marcos Da Paz Brum

マルコス・ダ・パズ・ブルーン

I am being tested every day. Mr. Marcos is from Brazil. From a young age he had interests in and longings for the…

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Masaru Ikeya

池谷 賢

I want to promote the products that are produced by my colleague. At the corner of the factory, Mr.Ikeya is talking to a…

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