Gallery artist Goto Hideki has produced a highly contemporary iteration of Shinoyaki. In his Watatsumi series, he thinks about the origins of the earth in maritime contexts. How does the ocean shape stones, coral, and different types of minerals that end up constituting clay? He mulls over these questions, and the scale of time and force that the ocean takes to shape our earth.
He continues to produce ceramics titled "Shino Watatsumi" today, which is characterized by the undulating forms of the clay and the varied texture of the Shino glaze.