May potteries seamlessly meld into people's lives adding color and resonance to their existence. These objects, imbued with Japanese spirit, tell a tale that spans the globe. Whether celebrating joyous occasions or finding solace in sadness, may the meals served in these remarkable tableware vessels be a source of nourishment for tomorrow.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming pottery exhibition and sales event "Lake of the Heart" - A Lake of Emotions.

5% discount with RSVP from the link HERE

In additionally, Customers who make purchases of $100 or more on the same day
will receive a set of 4 photo postcards by photographer Jiro Konami, as a gift.
This event shares the beautiful Japanese pottery tradition of “Iroha”.
Our goal is to connect people from all walks of life through this unique and inspiring art form.

During the event, potteries from 4 prominent pottery artists who reside in Japan will be exhibited at CIBONE Brooklyn. In addition, there will be 5 limited edition pieces of beautifully crafted white porcelain Ayahana plates, with the traditional Japanese technique called Kintsugi. Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art form of repairing damaged pottery with precious metals, resulting in unique and beautiful patterns that add new value and character to the pre-existing object.

Their potteries are in high demand in Japan and some are rare to purchase, but at this event, all of them will be available for immediate purchase or order to be delivered by September. The price range starts from $60 up to $300 per piece.

Attendees can also enjoy cocktail hours on both days and a live jazz performance on the 18th by Start.

Attendees will be able to experience the beauty of traditional Japanese handcrafted pottery and enjoy the pleasure of appreciating cherished objects for a long time. We hope that our "Iroha" will spin stories of the future and planet Earth and bring warmth and joy to everyone's hearts.
Join us for this special event and let us share the beauty of Japanese culture with you. We can't wait to see you there!

Event Information:
“Lake of the Heart” - Pottery Exhibition and Purchase/Order Event

June 17th and 18th,
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Event Schedule:
Cocktail Hour -
June 17th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cocktail Hour -
June 18th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jazz Live Performance by Start - June 18th, 3:00 PM

Aki Ishiguro (guitar)
Takuya Kuroda (trumpet)
Sam Bevan (bass)

CIBONE Brooklyn

50 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Participating Artists

Kousaku Iitaka

After studying pottery for seven years at a kiln in Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, I started my own business. In April 2011, I established a kiln in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture, and opened @koushaceramicworks, a workshop and retail space combined. Continuing to create simple yet timeless tableware, I strive to make pieces that can be used in everyday life.

Shigeru Inoue

After years of working as a salaried employee, Shigeru developed an interest in pottery in 2009 and began attending pottery classes in Tokoname. Being a lover of minerals, they started to create their own soil and glazes before diving into pottery-making. For a time, they balanced working as a salaried employee and pursuing their passion in pottery finally resigning from their job in 2016 to fully focus on pursuing their career in pottery.

Masahiro Tai

A glass artist based in Kagawa Prefecture who specializes in glass craft at university and learned glass blowing from Mami Kotani at Kurashiki Glass. They have created works using various glassblowing techniques, but in recent years have focused on making simple and easy-to-use dishes, returning to their roots. Their popular works include the "Rin-ka" series wrapped in amber-colored glass, which represents the artist.

Kojiro Baba (Bunsho Kilin)

Kojiro Baba, began studying pottery at his family's Bunsho Kiln at the age of 22. At 28, he began working on the production of Arita porcelain using Izumiyama clay in Arita-machi. At 42, he established a soil preparation facility on-site at the kiln, allowing for the production of pottery from excavation to finished product all within the same location. He interprets traditional techniques and methods in his own unique way, creating updated forms that are appropriate for today's era rather than simply replicating old designs. He continuously strives to produce his own style of pottery that puts less of a burden on the planet. His pottery is mainly sold to Michelin restaurants, and he opened a semi-subterranean kiln in 2022.

Hizumi togesha

Hizumitouge-sha in Yamaguchi Prefecture creates pottery, with Keiji Miura and Alisa Miura. They both trained in traditional Okinawan Yamuchin kilns before deciding to work independently. Their pieces are filled with exotic charm, resembling vessels collected from around the world. These pieces make a stunning addition to any dining table.


Makomako is a New York based Kintsugi artist and Chanoyu practitioner. The breaking of a tea bowl led her to the study of Kintsugi – the Japanese art of ceramic restoration using urushi lacquer and gold. She greatly enjoys working with her hands and has restored earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, Yixing ware, as well as other objects made from agate, jade, glass, and resin.