Mr. Yoshikazu Goto was born in Hakone, Japan in 1935 and is presently living in Odawara, Japan. He is a descendant of Kakjirou Goto whom was credited as being named an expert of Hakone-zaiku. He is a fourth generation master craftsman and has studied the art of puzzle box building under his Grandfather (Hamakichi Goto) and his Father (Tosirou Goto).
He is known as selecting only the finest woods and materials to create the best examples of Japanese Puzzles Boxes (Himitsu Bako) today.
Yoshikazu has also studied with the famous Mr. Ninomiya. In 1998, he won the Hakone Odawara Woodworking Crafts competition in 1998. He is a Marimo Craft Representative.
An Example of Yoshikazu Goto's Hanko
Check out the Limited Edition Page where some of Goto's Utamaro Boxes are profiled!!