Minoru Nagata

Minoru Nagata was born 1952 and lives in Nishinomiya city
Minorus father was a blender at Japan Tobacco Int. and together they made pipes as a hobby for friends for many years when Minaro was young.
In 2012 Minoru started to make more pipes for a local Japanese pipe shop in Osaka . In 2013 Minoru ended as nr. 3 in the Tokyo pipe-show and then decided to scale up his production and started to look for a market outside of Japan.
S. Arita has been his mentor and since the beginning of 2016 he is a full time pipe-maker.
Minoru get his inspiration from Japanese nature and other Japanese design.
He get his briar from Mimmo and his ebonite from Nikko in Japan.