Toshinori Munakata was born in Fukushima (northeastern Japan) in 1985. Munakata is a ninth-generation potter as his ancestor started his kiln in 1719. After completing Tokyo Metropolitan Junior College in 2005, he graduated from the Kyoto Traditional Craft Art School in 2007. He then served an apprenticeship under his grandfather (Munakata the 7th) and father (Munakata the 8th). His works were exhibited at Milan’s “MIA Exhibition” (2007), Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennale (2012, 2016), Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s Solo Exhibition (2014), Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum (2014), Urabandai Kogen Hotel’s “Munakata the 8th and 9th” (2015), Kandori’s Solo Exhibitions (2016, 2018), Japan Teapot Exhibition in Shanghai (2018), and Dialogue Gallery’s Solo Exhibition in Hangzhou, China (2019). Munakata won the second prize at the 2nd China Tea Ware Contest in 2018. His works were collected by Idemitsu Museum in Tokyo.