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Watoen Gifu Prefecture Watoen Gifu prefecture, Chubu

Artist :
SHIBATA Masamitsu


Watoen is the place of five minutes' drive from the Tokiminamitajimi interchange of Tokai-kanjo expressway. Oroshi-cho is famous for the production area of Mino Ware and it has especially the largest production about tokkuri (sake bottles). Pretty mascot named "Tokkuri Tokkun" with a face, hands and legs are placed in the town. Nature is rich and beautiful and you can look toward Mt. Ontake to a long distance on sunny days. Ceramics are produced in Watoen such as mugs, cup & saucers, pizza plates and tea bowls, they are suitable for kitchen table. SHIBATA, Masamitsu was graduated from the university, studied in Ishoken (Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center), and took over his family's business. Aside from the pottery, he publishes his colorful artworks named Blue and Pop in solo exhibition. He creates ceramics with a varied color as people enjoy watching.

Address : 405-6 Oroshicho, Toki-shi, Gifu 509-5202 Japan


SHIBATA, Masamitsu
Shibata's ceramic has feature of the bright and colorful design. Peculiar impression is felt by discovering the charm of a material and pulling it out.