The iron kettles used in the tea ceremony have traditionally been made by employing the sogata (loam mold) technique. In this process, a single wooden template is used and a mold is produced in the order of coarse, semi-finish, and finished. In 1991, I devised the double loam mold technique, which uses a two section wooden template to create irregularities on the mold surface. This allows me to give a feeling of depth and breadth to my works.
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
- Japan Traditional Art Crafts Toyama Exhibition
Selected 12 times and received the Governor’s Award and the Board of Education Award, among others