Craftsman - Yusuke Kumagae

The craftsman making the Koishiwara Ware from the Kaneha-gama kiln will be Yusuke Kumagae. He works half and half being a rice farmer and an artisan. By utilizing the rice straw from his fields in order to create his own glazes, following a technique that follows as far back as the 17th century, focusing on the concepts of “beauty of use” and “beauty in practicality.”