photo Fumihiro Katsuta

Fumihiro Katsuta

In my technique, I first cut washi (traditional Japanese paper) into a variety of floral leaf shapes, and after drawing a rough ornamental design, I position the cut motifs. With a thick brush I penetrate the paint and then remove the washi cutouts and draw lines with a brush. For my paint ingredients, I collect and refine iron pigments from my local neighborhood.


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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Director, Saga Ceramic Art Association
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  • 1971
    Graduated from the Aichi Prefectural Vocational School of Ceramics
  • 1974
    Studied under EGUCHI Katsumi (Saga Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property) at the Oyamaji-gama
  • 1974
    Went to China for training through the Kyushu Seinen no Fune
  • 1976
    Studied calligraphy under YAMAGUCHI Ryusui
  • 1980
    Established the Hinokuma Kiln in Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture
    Received training from art critic NAGATAKE Takeshi
  • 1983
    Part-time lecturer at Saga Women’s Junior College (Up until 1993)
  • 1984
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1985
    Lecturer at the Kyushu Zokei Art College Public Lecture (Up until 1988)
  • 1995-1996
    Studied ceramic glazing under 13th generation IMAIZUMI Imaemon (Living National Treasure)
  • 2000
    Submitted to the Saga Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at the British Museum. Received training in England
  • 2006-2008
    President and Vice-president at the Saga Seiwa High School Education Promotion Society
  • 2009
    Submitted to the “Crafts and Arts of Today – Tradition and Creation” Exhibition at the Kyushu National Museum
  • 2010
    Officially succeeded the Ozaki-yaki and took part in reviving and promoting the art
    Part-time instructor at the Kanzaki Nishigo Elementary School, teaching and passing down Ozaki-yaki techniques
  • 2012
    Selected for the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. The exhibited work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency


  • Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition 17 times. Awarded at several exhibitions such as the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition, the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition, and the Art Association Exhibition