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Kinya & Masako Furukawa

Kinya (born 1965) and Masako (born 1969) Furukawa are a husband and wife team who work together to make beautifully balanced and elegantly decorated pieces. Having studied under a number of famous potters, including Zenzo Hatano from the Hagi region, Kinya Furukawa throws and fires his own pieces reflecting the simple traditional style of the Hagi masters. 

Masako Furukawa graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and uses her illustration skills to beautifully decorate her husband's work. Her designs are based on traditional Japanese patterns, but she adds a splash of modernity to them creating elegant artwork that has a Western flavour. 


Kinya Furukawa

1965   Born in Saga Prefecture, Japan
1987   Graduated from University of Tokyo
1991   Apprentice under Taku Ono, Kasama Pottery
1994   Apprentice under Zenzo Hatano, Hagi Pottery
1996   Apprentice under Jinnai Sakata, Mashiko Pottery
1997   Set up his own kiln in Kasama; Yago Ashihogama

Masako Furukawa

1969   Born in Tokyo, Japan
1994   Graduated from Musashino University of Art, Tokyo

Private Exhibitions

2006   Mitsukoshi Department Store Art Salon
          Isetan Department Store Gallery
2008   Mitsukoshi Department Store Art Salon
          Isetan Department Store Gallery
2009   Keio Department Store Art Salon
2012   Keisei Department Store Art Gallery
2014   Keisei Department Store Art Gallery
          Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store Art Gallery


Gallery Mon, Kasama and Ginza
Kougei No Oka Gallery, Kasama
Moegi, Mashiko
SML Gallery, Tokyo 


Waka Artisans held the first exhibition for Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Hong Kong in 2018.

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