Hirokazu Ichikawa is a Kiyomizu-yaki potter based in an area in Kyoto known as Kiyomizu-yaki Danchi. His pottery is easily recognized by the peculiar turquoise color seen on this item.
Born and raised in Kyoto, Ichikawa graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts in 1984, and has been a regular exhibitor at the Kyoto Art Exhibition since then.
He further developed his style and technique in the years, while receiving recognition on a national and international level. Ichikawa's work has been exhibited in all Japan (Nitten, Asahi Ceramic Exhibition, and others) and in the US, at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore (Md).
Ichikawa still creates his pottery out of his kiln in Kyoto.