All the items of this Shugu series are produced with particular focus on forms of wares, inviting a product designer Moritaka Yoshita. He had worked under Sori Yanagi for a long time and acquired the style to make a mock-up first and examine each form by hand. Talking with craftsmen patiently, we have approached an ideal form. In addition, the study group of overglaze paintings was launched, and there craftsmen and a designer cooperated in cleaning up and organizing past works. Through these procedures, they changed opinions which techniques or expression should be succeeded. Then design of overglaze paintings was selected from various traditional techniques and designs.
These items have a strong air of Kutani-style; botanical series on vermillion red ground with a tere-pin (turpentine oil) tapping technique, which is rather rare recently, and kinmori series with gold painted convexly, which is one of characteristics of Kinzangama Kiln.