One of the 20th centuries true genius potters, Ken (1924-1977) was born in Okayama, and studied under Living National Treasures Fujiwara Kei and Kaneshige Toyo as well as Kitaoji Rosanjin. He was designated an important Cultural Property of Okayama prefecture for his life's work in Bizen, and was on his way to becoming Living National Treasure when his life abruptly ended at the age of 53. He e started with his uncle Kei in 1946 and only in 1952 he moved to Kyoto to continue his studies. After a couple of years around 1954 Ken began to light his first furnaces in Bizen, creating sufficient works for his first solo exhibition in Okayama in 1957. After several awards for his incredible work he was hailed as an important cultural asset in Okayama Prefecture. Ken died 26 november at the Sunset (Showa 52). Three days before my death, he went to a Shinto mountain nearby and he visited the grave of Godai and the other sixth generations past teachers. He died due to a heart attack.
We can consider Ken Fujiwara entered to the "Orders of the Sacred Japanese Treasures"