Region: Bizen, Okayama Prefecture

A ceramic artist living in Bizen. After studying sculpture at university, Hitoshi studied under Seiya Toyoba in Gifu Prefecture. In addition to Bizen ware fired in a climbing kiln built by his father, he creates vessels that fit into modern life by utilizing the unique characteristics of his materials, such as his original Shirahana (literally, “white flower”) work, made of Bizen clay fired in a kerosene kiln, and glazed works in ash, black, and Kiseto glazes based on his experience studying Mino ware.