Region: Arita, Saga Prefecture

After studying design at Musashino Art University and gaining experience in sales at a trading company, Shinji joined the Arita ware kiln, Riso Porcelain, Ltd. Currently, as the fourth generation head of the family, he is engaged in the production of porcelain. Having learned from the early Imari style, he expresses the timeless beauty of Arita ware through its tradition and quality. In addition to his activities as the head of a kiln, such as actively collaborating with top chefs in Japan and abroad, as a ceramic artist he presents his own works on an occasional basis, expanding the field of his activities.