Hitoshi Hongo was born in 1964 in Akita,Japan. He studied glass art at Tokyo Glass Art Institute after majoring in metal engineering at Tohoku University. He has working and teaching experience both as instructor and teaching assistant in various institutions including Glass Studio Tatosha, Pilchuck Glass School and Glass Furnace Istanbul. Hongo has been teaching at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art for 11 years to students from beginners to advanced level.He has been honored with awards for his artwork, both in Japan and internationally for several times.His work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums.