Director of traditional technology
Born 1965 in Nagasaki. He is the founder of the brand ubushina, which creates custom-made art objects for specific spaces, acting as an intermediary between craftsmen and designers of traditional Japanese techniques, thereby extending the field of traditional techniques. His work has been featured at the Tokyo Skytree, Happoen, Palace Hotel Tokyo, CLASKA and many others. Over the years, he has also worked on branding for Takaoka-based foundry Nosaku.
In 2016, he was awarded the Mitsui Golden Takumi Prize, which is awarded to individual organisations for their innovative attempts in the world of traditional crafts.