Center Staff

Director / Kazuhiro Ono

Director / Kazuhiro Ono

I moved to Kyoto after falling in love with the trickling currents of Kamo River. Being someone from outside the industry, I simply wish to promote Kyoto's traditional art and craft, including Kyoto ware, under my motto of "youth and foolishness".

Staff / Daichi Hayashi

Staff / Daichi Hayashi

I studied 4 years of pottery at vocational school and came to work at the Gallery after that. I have also studied Urasenke-style tea ware for 7 years and I also make my own tea ware. My attention is dedicated to provide the greatest works though the perspectives of both the creator and the buyer.

Staff / Hiroshi Tominaga

Staff / Hiroshi Tominaga

I am a veteran of 38 years in the world of Kyoto ware. I have a wide range, albeit general, knowledge when it comes to the ceramic industry and artists in Kyoto. Ask me anything you want to know about!

Staff / Masako Nakazato

Staff / Masako Nakazato

I am currently learning Omuro style ikebana at Ninna-ji Temple, where I feel calm once I enter the main gate. I tend to look at the vases rather than the flower arrangements whenever I go see works by famous ikebana artists. At the Gallery there are lots of ceramic flower vases and I am looking forward to arranging flowers.

Staff / Akemi Amano

Staff・Curator / Akemi Amano

I was born to a ceramic family in Kyoto, brought up in a neighborhood full of ceramic workshops and factories, and I myself also make ceramic works. As someone who creates Kyoto ware, I want to help visitors to the Gallery learn about and fall in love with Kyoto ware which I love. I am at your service!

Staff / Makiko Tazuke

Staff / Makiko Tazuke

Come and find your best wares here!