Ishiguro Munemaro (石黒宗麿)
Munemaro ISHIGURO (April 14, 1893 - June 3, 1968) was a ceramic artist from Kuguminato, Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture. He was awarded the rank of Jushii (Junior Fourth Rank).
In 1918, he was fascinated with Yohen Tenmoku, ceramics from Sung, China, and aimed to be a ceramic artist.
Although he became famous after the war, he continued making ceramics, selling little of his work; he said: 'There is a rumor that I am acting like a 'Living National Treasure,' but it is just that I am very busy creating and thus have little time.'