Region: Iga, Mie Prefecture

A ceramic artist based in Iga, Mie Prefecture, originally from Tokyo. Fascinated by pottery from the Momoyama period (1573-1603), Hideki decided to embark on a career in ceramics. After honing his skills through apprenticeship in Shigaraki, he built his own ana-gama “cave” kiln and established the Jinden kiln in Iga. He has been influenced and mentored by Master Sadamitsu Sugimoto, and works in a diverse range of styles including Raku, Yakishime, Ido, and Oribe, using natural materials to express the world of wabi-sabi.