Fujiwara Kazu, born in 1958, is the son of the Living National Treasure Fujiwara Yu. As the successor to the famous Fujiwara Bizen pottery family, he had the privilege to study under two Bizen giants. His father Yu and his grandfather Kei (1899-1983). The family's sense for traditional wood-fired Bizen ceramics is strong: The famous Fujiwara family boasts two Living National Treasures in pottery. The first designation was Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983), Yu’s father, in 1970. Fujiwara Yu followed in his father’s footsteps by being designated in 1996 for his contributions to the development of Bizen ware. Kazu's Bizen ceramics take the family's tradition to a different world: he studied language & modern history in Europe, which influences his forms and work, before making his kiln debut in 1984.
As a result, Kazu has been exhibited widely internationally and within Japan, including at the prestigious Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts (Nihon Dentō Kogeiten).