In 1988 Koji graduated from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, he immigrated to New Zealand in 1991 and in 1993 opened Form Gallery during which time he also produced his own collection of contemporary jewellery.
"In my work I want to achieve balance and harmony (Wabi-Sabi). I am also concerned with learning new techniques and improving my craft. My life concerns are balance and harmony in all things, especially between my two cultures, and applying this to all aspects of my life".
Wabi: the quietness of artistic attraction, quiet elegance.
Sabi: elegant simplicity, a traditional simple look.