Born in Arita Town, Saga Pref.
in 1929 Began to work under 12th Sakaida Kakiemon in 1945.
Studied the Hakuji (white porcelain) and the technique of potter's wheel under Okugawa Chuemon in 1952.
Retire from Sakaida Kakiemon and began to work as technical officer in Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory in 1958.
Recognized as a Contemporary Master Craftsman by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in 1979.
Travelled to the USA 19 times to conduct art lectures at the New Mexico State University Department of Art from 1983.
Currently a lecture in the Art Education Program.
Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, and his work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1987.
Solo exhibition in Germany for the Japan-Germany Cultural Exchange Exhibition (Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Germany Art Museum), and designated as an Important Intangible Cultural property (Living National Treasure) in 1995.
Solo exhibition at the Néprajzi Mùzeum in Hungary, and his work was purchased by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1997.
Solo exhibition in Monaco "Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Prince Rainier's Accession" in 1999.
Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2003.
Held solo exhibitions for cultural exchange in many countries including New York etc.
At present: Councilor of Kōgei Association. Honorary Citizen of Arita-machi.

ONBEAT vol.03 features Manji Inoue