Region: Gifu Prefecture

Ceramic artist born in Chiba Prefecture. Yu apprenticed under Goro Suzuki and later became an independent ceramic artist based in Mino, Gifu Prefecture. After gaining experience in various crafts such as furniture and musical instrument making, he became attracted to the depth of ceramics and now pursues the unique charm of Mino ware, focusing especially on expressing the texture of Ki-Seto, which is said to be highly difficult to achieve. He produces works that take full advantage of the diverse characteristics of Mino clay, which he seeks out and digs himself.