Chun Ilkun or Zenzan as he was also known was born in Kyoto in 1947. From 1966 to1971 he
studied drawing at Osaka City Institute of Art but in the early 1970s began
to visit potteries. He started his own pottery workshop in 1975 and had his
first solo exhibition at Hirakata Civic Hall in 1980. In 1988 he moved to Ichishi Mie where he not only
built his own workshop and three kilns but also the house in which he lived.
Over the years he had more than 100 exhibitions in Japan and Korea but sadly passed away in November
2011 due to a sudden heart attack.