I was born and grew up in Japan for over the first two decades of my life where my culture and aesthetic value were well established . I have many memories of wood and clay around me while I was growing up because of my father , cabinet maker and my grand father, traditional Japanese roof tile producer.
Ever since I was a child my interests were always inclined to music and the art field yet it was so many years later that I encountered ceramic work again. In college I serendipitously came across the ceramic department on campus and was quite intrigued by watching students working in clay . I immediately signed up for class the following quarter and during the first class meeting I was immensely overwhelmed by the feeling and excitement of creating some objects out of my own hands with just an idea and playful mind. It did not take much time to change my mind to go into the art field not knowing what the future would hold.
Several years after finishing my studies at college I established my own studio and started creating my work. It has been nearly 4 decades since this journey started. Although there have always been struggles , frustration , experiencing terrible results that occur during the firing process, and many more not to mention . Joy and excitement and seeing something new being created can not be replaced by anything . I will be pursuing my work as long as I am excited by the creative process and AS LONG AS my body allows .