Kozantoen is located in Dachi-cho Toki-shi, Gifu prefecture which is famous as the production area for Donburi (bowl) of Mino Ware. The factory is the place of fifteen minutes' drive from the Toki station, JR Chuo Line. It is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and the lands spread with the clear river. Kozantoen produces many kinds of Chinese bowls, Japanese tableware with the contemporary design such as rice bowls, plates, and small bowls. Mass productive type of tableware is convenient and is favorable in Japan. SAKAI, Hiroshi acts as an ceramic artist, working at atelier attached to the factory. He purses original Shino, and his ceramics has been fired in the kiln in order to express ideal Kairagi (cracks) today. He has been selected in several public exhibitions, including Japan Traditional Kogei exhibition, and works hard to create modern Shino presently.
Address : 1080-1 Dachi-cho, Toki-shi, Gifu 509-5401 Japan
He has received a high reputation about his noble, elegant art with the "dark blue" or "white". He expresses the modern "Shino".