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I am the freelance ceramists from Japan, based in Germany now. All process is done by hands by myself in workshop.

Many of my works include stories and all my heart into them that inspire others. I believe that they would be a little part of my life that are excited or interested in something. In such a life, my aim is to design and to propose works which can help people to be creative. And also I think about diversifying culture and to brighten modern life-style up.

I hope that my ideas can trigger people to feel different senses such as enjoyment, haptic and wonder their mind. I expect to propose to people a joyful of living and spiritual comfort through my design.

Please contact me if you would like to place an order for my products.

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Education
2011-2013 / M.A. Product Design and Applied Art (Porcelain, Ceramics, Glass) Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Halle,Germany)
2000-2004 / Ceramic Design Course, Department of Craft and Industrial Design, Faculty of Design, Okayama Prefectural University (Okayama, Japan)

Working Experience
2015- Freelance Ceramic Designer
2005-2010 / MARUMITSU & co.,ltd., SOBOKAI, Ceramic Design for business use, Designer (Aichi, Japan)
2004-2005 / Yamagishi Design Office, Design Section (Hyogo, Japan)

Qualification
2004 / Curator (Instances for contents of business: Museum educator, Exhibition designer, Restorer, Conservator, Registrar etc.)

Pair Exhibition
2004 / Utsuwamono (Kobe, Japan) / Gallery Kitanozaka

Groupe Exhibition and trade show
2017 / Christmas Edition 2017 / Handwerkskammer Hannover (Hamburg, Germany)
2017 / Grassi Messe 2017 / Grassi Museum (Leipzig, Germany)
2017 / Porzellan und Keramik im Augarten /  Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten (Vienna, Austria)
2017 / Ceramic Event VIII / Les Ateliers Galerie de l'Ô (Brussels, Belgium)
2017 / Formart 2017 / Maschinenhalle Friedlicher Nachbar (Bochum, Germany)
2017 / Ambiente, Talents 2017 / Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2016 / Grassi Messe 2016 / Grassi Museum (Leipzig, Germany)
2016 / EUNIQUE / Messe Karlsruhe / (Karlsruhe, Germany)
2015 / CERAMIC EVENT VII / Les Ateliers Galerie de l'Ô (Brussels, Belgium)
2013 / Reflexion ("IKIRU: POST-TSUNAMI - Fotografie aus Japan") / f2 ‒ halle für kunst GbR (Halle, Germany) 2013 / H-Alles Kannen / craft2eu (Hamburg, Germany)
2012 / Messe KUNST UND HANDWERK / Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg, Germany)
2012 / PROBIEREN GEHT ÜBER STUDIEREN / Weingut Thürkind (Durnberg, Germany)

Exhibitions and Awards
2017 / Future lights 2017 / shortlisted / staffordshire university (Stoke-on-trent, England)
2017 / Perron-Kunstpreis / shortlisted / Frankenthaler Kunsthaus (Frankenthal (Pfalz), Germany)
2014 / TALENTE 2014 / Honorable mention / Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern (Munich, Germany)
2005 / The 7th International Ceramics Competition MINO / Honorable mention / Ceramics Park MINO (Gifu, Japan)
2003 / Kobe Sakaemachi・Kaigan-Dori Creator Selection 2003 / Shortlisted (Hyogo, Japan)
The 33rd Nagasaki Ceramics Competition 2003 / Honorable mention (Nagasaki, Japan) Kanazawa-Wan Grand Vase Prize, 2003 / Honorable mention (Ishikawa, Japan)
2003 Craft Competition In Takaoka / Honorable mention (Toyama, Japan)
2002 / The 6th International Ceramics Competition MINO / Honorable mention / Ceramics Park MINO (Gifu, Japan)

Public Collections
Grassi Museum (Leipzig, Germany)

Lecture
2011 /“From a Field of Ceramic Design”: Okayama Prefectural University (Okayama, Japan) / 22.02.2011
I was invited to give a lecture of Educational Programme for Promoting of Hatching“Designer in the making”, and talked about my experience in a local tableware-producing area.

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