Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan, Hono studied and worked in Seton Province which is known for its dedication to pottery. His works have received a number of awards and have been exhibited in many established galleries and expos around the world.
He knew he wanted to become a Potter when he encountered Oribe-Yaki from Momoyama (Mino area) created by Oribe Furuta, once an apprentice of Sen no Rikyu.
In contrast to more widely known modest Japanese ceramic movements, Oribe is very bold and unique, with avant-garde forms and patterns, as can be seen in Kim's work. It’s as much a piece of art as it is a functional object.
He creates a full body of new work for each exhibition, producing hundreds of pieces every time in his atelier in Mie prefecture. His workshop is a Kura style building (a traditional Japanese storage house) where he keeps all his archives on shelves from the floor to ceiling - it’s a phenomenal sight.
1958 Born in Aichi, Japan
1977 Graduated Ceramic Technical High School
Started working at a local pottery
1982 Built his own kiln in Seto Japan